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KiCad EDA Software Suite - Kicad EDA - KiCad EDA

KiCad EDA Software Suite - Kicad EDA - KiCad EDA
KiCad is an EDA software suite for the creation of professional schematics and printed circuit boards up to 32 copper layers with additional technical layers. KiCad runs on Windows, Linux and Apple OS X and is released under the open-source GNU GPL v2 free of charge. If you like KiCad or are making a good living using KiCad in your toolset, you should consider donating funds used for development. CERN has put up a place to collect donations which will be used directly to support a developer. With KiCad you can create schematic diagrams and printed circuit board up to 32 copper layers. KiCad comes with a rich set of libraries with 3D models as well.KiCad is a mature EDA software tool under active development by a team of developers and a vibrant user group. Eeschema, schematic editor.Pcbnew, printed circuit board editor, with a 3D viewer.Gerbview, Gerber file viewer. And then some other auxiliary tools: KiCad is under heavy development. STEP 1, schematic capture. STEP 3, PCB layout.

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KiCadLib: Device and Footprint Library for KiCad This is a collection of electronic device symbols and footprints for KiCad which is used by other projects on open-project.ch. Please leave a comment, if you find this library useful! Download The library can be downloaded from github at Be aware that the latest version of KiCad uses different internal units (mm instead of deci-mills) and thus footprints designed in the latest version are incompatible with older versions.

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