Integrated Altium Importer Nightly Build

I’ve discovered that a nightly build including an intergrated Altium importer exists :

I would like to try it, but I cannot find any installer or link to download it.
Could someone help me please ?

Thank you in advance :slight_smile:

See and under your OS. See also Is it a good idea to use a nightly build version?.

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I almost posted the same remark…
Then I started my V5.99 and saw only Eagle & Cadstar:

Eelik’s post prompted me to dig a bit deeper…

  1. Close KiCad V5.99 (The whole project manager).
  2. Start PCB_Editor in “standalone” mode. Start it directly from your OS.
  3. PCB_Editor / File / Import / Non-KiCad board File


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Yes, projects can’t be imported, only schematics or layouts. I haven’t tried, but probably they must be tied together later by putting them into a KiCad project, having corresponding reference designators in both, and using reference designators in Update PCB from Schematic.

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The Altium schematic importer is not complete so it’s hidden behind a config flag. Only importing of board files is (reasonably) complete at the moment.

  1. How to import altium project as a whole (sch + pcb) (a little bit outdated): Work in progress: Native Altium Importer
  2. Enabling schematic import: Work in progress: Native Altium Importer , or working file in windows OS: Work in progress: Native Altium Importer

@craftyjon : I think exposing altium schematic importer to public should be considered. It is in very good condition right now. Some of features will not be available until kicad v7 (pin visibility option), which is too long to wait for the users. It is better to throw a nag screen when importer is started: “Altium schematic importer is in alpha state, please use it at your own risk” or something like that, instead of completely hiding it from potential users…


That is up to @pointhi if he thinks it’s ready