I just install version 3.0 on a Windows 7 machine, that never had balsamiq installed before. Haven not read the 3.0 introduction blog post, I simply installed and clicked on a
.bmml file in my project.
First gotcha, balsamiq is not set up to open
.bmml files. Right click -> properties -> find balsamiq.exe etc. Then double click said
.bmml file and booom.
Second gotcha, balsamiq throws an error (6023: Error #3138) when trying to open (as oppose to importing) a
.bmml file. Hmm… what now?
Gotcha three, when balsamiq crashes, it does not terminate. Before I could do anything I had to Start Task Manager, locate balsamiq and kill the process. I was then able to open balsamiq again and import my
I think that balsamiq should import the
.bmml file(s) into the current project. In my situation that would be “New Balsamiq Project 1”, as I had not created any projects yet. If possible, a crash should terminate the application, so it is possible to reopen/restart balsamiq, without knowing how to kill a process.
PS. (6023: Error #3138)