Plugin API for pattern editor


I made a footprint generator that produces .pretty folders populated with footprint .kicad_mod files. The current version is written on object PHP (7), and could be easily rewritten in C++, and integrated to the footprint editor if I can have the API. Does anyone have some pointers about a possible plugin development tutorial?


There is a Python API for footprint wizards, is that what you are referring to? There is some documentation at Be aware that the API has changed between v4.0.x and nightly builds.

Examples of latest wizard scripts can be found at

I guess there is an underlying C++ API but I don’t know if it is documented anywhere.


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