Importing Altium Projects Into KiCAD

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If you are wondering if you can import Alitum PCB projects into KiCAD, and how to do it, then you’ve come to the right place!

Use The Built-In Import Tool To Convert the PCB File

As of May 2020, the built-in import tool is only available in the nightly builds, and only supports the conversion of the .PcbDoc file (the board layout), to the .kicad_pcb format. It does not support the import of shcematic files. For importing the schematics we will rely on the 3rd party altiumtokicad tool (more on this later).

In PcbNew (KiCADs board routing tool), click File->Import->Non KiCAD Board File. Then select Altium Designer PCB Files (*.PcbDoc) from the lower-left dropdown, and then select the Atlium PCB file that you want to import. The tool should take care of the rest!

Using altiumtokicad To Import The Schematics


Geoffrey Hunter

Dude making stuff.

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