How to install LibrePCB on Ubuntu

LibrePCB is a free and open source EDA (Electronic design automation) software for Windows, macOS and Linux. Using this you can develop printed circuit boards. It comes with easy to use GUI, project management and library, schematic, board editors. Libraries and projects file formats are readable by humans. The important feature in this LibrePCB is Multi PCB. Using this you can use multi PCB variants of the same schematic. And it automatic netlist synchronization between board and schematic.

LibrePCB PCB editor

Download LibrePCB [Linux, Windows, MacOS]

Install LibrePCB EDA software on Ubuntu

LibrePCB available as a Snap, Flatpak and AppImage. You can install it from any of these three methods.

Install LibrePCB via AppImage

Download the LibrePCB EDA software in AppImage file format from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Here the file name “librepcb-1.1.0-linux-x86_64.AppImage” and path Downloads folder. You can change below commands based on your file name and path. In Ubuntu terminal app (Ctrl+Alt+T) run below commands one by one.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ librepcb-1.1.0-linux-x86_64.AppImage
sudo ./librepcb-1.1.0-linux-x86_64.AppImage

LibrePCB installer

It will open the librepcb setup and complete the installation process.

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LibrePCB editor

Install LibrePCB via Flatpak:

First follow the below tutorial link and install and setup flatpak on your system and restart it after the installation.

How to install flatpak on Ubuntu

After that Open your terminal app (Ctrl+Atl+T) and run the below command

flatpak install flathub org.librepcb.LibrePCB

During the installation of LibrePCB press y and enter when it asked to confirm the installation. Then start the LibrePCB by running the below command in terminal.

flatpak run org.librepcb.LibrePCB

LibrePCB control panel

Install LibrePCB via Snap

Open your Terminal app (Ctrl+Alt+T). Then type the below LibrePCB snap installation command and hit the enter key.

sudo snap install librepcb

then enter your Ubuntu password. It will install LibrePCB EDA software on your ubuntu system. Open it using below command.



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  1. Danilo

    Thanks for the guide! Note: You should *not* use sudo to run the AppImage!

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