KiCad Stepup installation 2023 with FreeCAD 0.21.1

Hi there!

I’m trying to install KiCad StepUp in FreeCAD on Mac.
My macOS is 12.7.2 Monterey. FreeCAD is version 0.21.1.

I am doing the manual installation way:

$ cd ~/Library/Preferences/FreeCAD/Mod
$ git clone git@github.com:easyw/kicadStepUpMod.git

After restarting both FreeCAD and my computer, I’m unable to see the workbench in the dropdown list:

Screenshot 2024-01-19 at 10.06.58 AM

Any idea what am I doing wrong? I have done this before reformatting my Mac. It was as easy as a simple git clone.

Many thanks!

I use Linux Mint myself. The last time I installed an addon / plugin in FreeCad, I did it from within FreeCad itself: FreeCAD / Tools / Addon Manager / Workbenches (pull down box) and then start with the Refresh local cache and Check for updates buttons at the bottom of the window.

I should have mentioned, why I didn’t go through the AddOn Manager. I have some permission issues:

My Python version is 3.12.0

Alright, I figured. Both files .gitconfig and .gitignore were symlinks. So I copied the actual source files and the installation via the AddOn manager worked!

Thanks for helping me in the process of rubber ducky :slight_smile:

FreeCAD 0.21.2 happened recently