3D model mismatch between Windows and Linux


I recognized a few days ago that if I add a part with a model (default KiCAD models from git) that if I open the PCB on the other operating system (ie. add on Linux, open on Windows and vice versa) the 3D model is rotated around z by 90°. Unfortunately at the moment I can only tell my Linux version which is 4.0.6 but Windows should be also in that range.

Any ideas, maybe a bug?


Its not a mismatch between linux and windows but a mismatch between 3d library versions.

Make sure both systems have the same 3d model lib version. (for stable release the lib version should be the same as the kicad version.)

You can manually download the lib of a specific release tag here: