KiCad 5 upgrade instructions?


#1

Hi

are there any instructions on upgrading to KiCad v5 / nightly builds? Coming from version 4.0.7.


#2

i think the only notes that have been written are http://kicad-pcb.org/post/symbol-lib-table/


#3

Thanks, Bob. Looks like I better wait a bit longer.


#4

Roughly (for Windows), installing from scratch:

  • Install Notepad++ (wanted by Git)
  • Install Git
  • Install KiCad nightly
  • Install FreeCAD (optional)
  • in C:\Program Files\KiCad\share\kicad\library (make folder first)
    ** enter git clone https://github.com/kicad/kicad-symbols . (note the “.”)
  • in C:\Program Files\KiCad\share\kicad\modules (make folder first)
    ** enter git clone https://github.com/kicad/kicad-footprints .
  • in C:\Program Files\KiCad\share\kicad\modules\packages3d (make folder first)
    ** enter git clone https://github.com/kicad/kicad-packages3d . (except this only works with empty folders)
  • Fetch docs from http://kicad-pcb.org/help/documentation/
  • Later to update run Git Bash shell in each folder
    ** enter git pull

Open to suggestions and corrections.


Nightly / version 5 - 3D File Resolver No such path
#5

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