KiCad

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KiCad

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Type: EDA (electronic design automation)
Platform: Linux, Mac, Windows
License: GPLv2
Source: http://kicad-pcb.org/
Input Formats:
Output Formats: Gerber files
Users: Patrick, Mitja


KiCad is an open source alternative to EAGLE, without any artificial restrictions. As a beginner, you might be interested in Fritzing as well.

Libraries

KiCad comes with an extensive library already. Sources for third party libraries are

Issues

  • under OSX (10.11) the 4.0.2 Version has a lot of performance issues with the standard canvas. Try using the OpenGL canvas, however for Patrick this resulted in a reoccurring crash (3-2016).