I’m a newcomer to KiCAD, working on my first two PCBs and ready to being the Pcbnew process. I’ve not yet had the need to install an external plugin, until now.
None, repeat NONE of the forum discussions on this topic or web searches have resulted in any real help or insight to the secret for installing an external KiCAD plugin and have it appear after performing a Refresh Plugins in Pcbnew. Is this because there are so many versions of KiCAD and platforms to run it on?
One plugin mentioned recently interested me (SchematicToPositionsLayout). I download it from github and extracted the zip, created the “/scripting/plugins” folder under %appdata%/Roaming/kicad directory and copied the schematicToPositions extracted contents to it. No joy.
One youtube vid showed the unzipping plugin result from github to be a folder bearing the name of the external plugin function. The folder was copied to the %appdata% kicad plugin location, refresh plugin and there it showed in pcbnew.
Does an environment path variable have to be declaired under Preferences > Configure Paths?
What is the secret for this and 6.x versions?