The initial release of SnapGene 5.2.4 for Windows and Linux was missing a Common Features database. The installer has now been updated and fixed.
The missing Common Features database is required for detection of common features and also, for detection of attB sites in Gateway cloning procedures.
There are two ways to fix these issues:
Option 1: Reinstall SnapGene 5.2.4
Download the revised SnapGene 5.2.4 installer from:
Quit SnapGene, then run the installer to reinstall SnapGene 5.2.4.
Option 2: Replace the Common Features database file
Quit SnapGene, then download the attached standardCommonFeatures.ftrs file and move it to the following location C:\Program Files\SnapGene (Windows), /opt/gslbiotech/snapgene/resources/ (Linux), overwrite the existing standardCommonFeatures.ftrs file if present.