Import boards from altium

Sounds like your project and/or libraries directory/files are read-only, or otherwise not accessible.

I tried all the options with access and footprint movement … Do you convert this footprint?

Preferences > Manage Footprint Libraries… > Click on the arrow near “Add Existing” button with folder icon > Altium > Choose file

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What file does it say “Access denied” to?

Also make sure it is not on network drive.

Thanks, I figured it out … an access error appears if you add the path to this library … If you do it as you described, then there are no problems

Is it possible to batch convert altium libraries to kiсad? Or groups of sivles or groups of seats?
Batch and not one by one component saving in kicad format

You can select multiple files in the file chooser.

How can they be converted? By default, they remain in Altium format.

A post was split to a new topic: Import Schematic from Altium

When importing boards, 3d models from altium are imported incorrectly
Application: KiCad x64 on x64

Version: 7.0.9, release build

wxWidgets 3.2.3
FreeType 2.12.1
HarfBuzz 8.2.1
FontConfig 2.14.2
libcurl/8.4.0-DEV Schannel zlib/1.3

Platform: Windows 10 (build 19045), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW

Build Info:
Date: Nov 5 2023 19:26:40
wxWidgets: 3.2.3 (wchar_t,wx containers)
Boost: 1.83.0
OCC: 7.7.1
Curl: 8.4.0-DEV
ngspice: 41
Compiler: Visual C++ 1936 without C++ ABI

Build settings:

What type is expected

You have different models with the same name (step_temp.STEP), of course KiCad will treat it as the same model.

It might make sense to rename them to something like step_temp_1.STEP, step_temp_2.STEP at import, but this request has to be put on the issue tracker.

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v8 will include a simple “Migrate Libraries” button for this.

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Do I understand correctly that this will only be available for integrated libraries?

What do you mean by “integrated libraries”?

In v8, adding non-KiCad libraries to the footprint library table, selecting them, then pressing “Migrate Libraries” will convert them to KiCad libraries.

If you want to save footprints in KiCad format from an imported board, you can already do that in v7:

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It’s only available for non-integrated libraries (separate SchLib and PcbLib files)


Altium supports 3 types (formats) of database libraries plus integrated … more converters from other cad.

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