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How To Write Python Scripts In KiCAD

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PCB Scripting

The library pcbnew will be automatically available to you when running the script within pcbnew, all you need to do is to import it:

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import pcbnew

board = pcbnew.GetBoard()
A screenshot of the Python shell in pcbnew (the KiCAD PCB editor).

A screenshot of the Python shell in pcbnew (the KiCAD PCB editor).

Scripts are placed in <kicad installation dir>/scripting/plugins/. They then show up in pcbnew under Tools > External Plugins.

A directory listing showing all the python plugins that are provided by default with an installation of KiCAD v5.1.6.

A directory listing showing all the python plugins that are provided by default with an installation of KiCAD v5.1.6.


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Geoffrey Hunter

Dude making stuff.

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