Eagle import silently ignores eagle blocks (hierarchical subsheets)

Bug #1841143 reported by Rene Poeschl
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Bug Description

The eagle import does not seem to be able to work with eagle schematics that include "modules" (or blocks). KiCad should at least tell the user that schematics using this feature are not supported.

Support for it would be nice in the long term.

See: https://forum.kicad.info/t/hierachical-eagle-import-fails-kicad-v-5-1-4/18631 (including a test schematic)

I tested it in kicad version:
Application: Eeschema
Version: (5.1.4)-1, release build
    wxWidgets 3.0.4
    libcurl/7.61.1 OpenSSL/1.1.1 (WinSSL) zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.6 libidn2/2.0.5 libpsl/0.20.2 (+libidn2/2.0.5) nghttp2/1.34.0
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
    Boost: 1.68.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
    Curl: 7.61.1
    Compiler: GCC 8.2.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:

Rene Poeschl (poeschlr)
description: updated
Revision history for this message
Wayne Stambaugh (stambaughw) wrote :

I didn't realize that the Eagle imported couldn't handle hierarchical sheets. We should probably fix this and merge the fix into the 5.1 branch. I'm sure there are plenty of Eagle users with hierarchical schematics.

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
tags: added: eagle eeschema import
Revision history for this message
Rene Poeschl (poeschlr) wrote :

At least an error message would be nice for 5.1 (should it not be easy to backport this)

Revision history for this message
KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

KiCad bug tracker has moved to Gitlab. This report is now available here: https://gitlab.com/kicad/code/kicad/-/issues/1813

Changed in kicad:
status: Triaged → Expired
Changed in kicad:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: Expired → New
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