KiCad 6 Guide series
KiCad 6 and FreeCAD install conflicts workaround in Linux
My late night musings on this topic, mostly documented already.
From my “Install New Linux and All Apps from Scratch” personal documents.
Written by Wally Kalnins (AKA Quasar9)
FreeCAD – do NOT attempt normal install.
It will crash KiCAD and mess up the PC filing system really, really badly. That wrong way will corrupt file dependencies in the cruelest way possible, needing a complete PC Linux rebuild to clean up the mess.
WooHoo !!! *** Found a way to install FreeCAD using SNAP. See details below.
ONLY to be done using terminal command line:
This will take some time to complete, possibly 30 minutes.
sudo apt update
apt install snapd
snap install core
snap install freecad
>> REBOOT COMPUTER
When FreeCAD is first installed, its desktop icon cannot be found in System menus. Just re-boot, then the FreeCAD icon should appear in System menus and can be placed on the desktop.
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KiCad 6 Guides
0. Why learn KiCad?
1. What is a PCB?
2. The PCB design process
3. PCB fabrication
4. Get KiCad for your operating system
5. An example KiCad project
6. KiCad Project Manager (main window)
7. Overview of the individual KiCad apps
8. KiCad Paths and Libraries
9. Create a new KiCad project from scratch
10. Create a new KiCad project from a template
11. KiCad 6 on Mac OS, Linux, and Windows
12. Major differences between KiCad 6.0 and 5.0
13. KiCad Schematic symbols
14. PCB key terms