KLayout Chip Mask Layout Viewer and Editor Application

KLayout is a free and open source chip layout viewer and editor software for Linux, Windows and MacOS. You can use this application in your chip design. It comes with GDS2, OASIS, DXF, CIF, Gerber, LEF/DEF file formats support, big mask layout files support, layers, rulers, image overlays, generate layout from scratch, code parametrized cells (PCells) and more.

KLayout

Download KLayout [Windows, MacOS, Linux]

Install KLayout on Ubuntu Linux

Download KLayout in .deb package file from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Open the terminal command-line application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below below command. Here “klayout_0.27.12-1_amd64.deb” is the downloaded file and “Downloads” is the path. You can change below command based on your file name and path.

sudo apt install ./Downloads/klayout_0.27.12-1_amd64.deb

You can open it from the applications menu.

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Install KLayout via flatpak:

Fist you need to install the latest version of flatpak and flathub on your system and restart it after the installation.

Install flatpak and flathub

After that in the terminal command-line application run below command.

flatpak install flathub de.klayout.KLayout

And start KLayout using this command.

flatpak run de.klayout.KLayout

And uninstall it using

sudo flatpak uninstall de.klayout.KLayout

Install KLayout via APT:

Run below commands in Ubuntu to install KLayout from Ubuntu repository.

sudo apt install klayout
klayout

You can also remove KLayout using this command.

sudo apt purge klayout

That’s it.

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