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Guide on how to install SnapMagic plugin for KiCad

Ana Trujillo avatar
Written by Ana Trujillo
Updated over a week ago

NOTE: We're currently ensuring compatibility for versions up to v5.1.10. Newer versions may not appear after installing, which will be fixed on the next update.

How to Install the SnapMagic Plugin for KiCad:

  1. Download the SnapMagic KiCad Plugin (

  2. Please follow the steps below according to your operating system:

    - In your Home directory, create a folder named .kicad_plugins.
    - Extract the file inside of it.

    NOTE: For Ubuntu distributions, python3-tk must be installed prior to these steps.

    - After unzipping, move both file and imagemagick folder into %KICAD_INSTALL_PATH%/share/kicad/scripting/plugins.

  3. In KiCad, click on Edit PCB

  4. In Pcbnew, click Tools > External Plugins > Refresh Plugins.

You will now be able to see and initiate the SnapMagic KiCad Plugin from within the External Plugins dropdown.

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