Hi I have used kicad for years really good and I am well pleased with it BUT !
I recently updated to Kicad 6
Application: KiCad (64-bit)
Version: (6.0.4), release build
libcurl/7.78.0-DEV Schannel zlib/1.2.11
Platform: Windows 10 (build 19043), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Date: Mar 18 2022 03:04:44
wxWidgets: 3.1.5 (wchar_t,wx containers)
Compiler: Visual C++ 1928 without C++ ABI
My First task was to install the kikit plugin - I went to the PCM and added the libraries and plugin and it says installed but whenever I …tools>External Plugins/Refresh Plugins there is nothing there plus my existing plugins have dissapeared.
I checked kikit with
c:\Program Files\KiCad\6.0>kikit --help
Usage: kikit [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]…
–version Show the version and exit.
–help Show this message and exit.
drc Validate design rules of the board
export Export KiCAD boards
fab Export complete manufacturing data for given fabrication houses
modify Modify board items
panelize Panelize boards
present Prepare board presentation
separate Separate a single board out of a multi-board design.
stencil Create solder paste stencils
I assumed it was a path isue and found kicad Plugins directory is C:\Users*\Documents\kicad\6.0\scripting\plugins
but I assume the plugin is actually
now I am completely lost
How do I get the plugins to work and has there been a plugin location change in the new version??
Have I got the right directories ? and if no, how do I change this ?
its driving me mad