A Cross Platform and Open Source Electronics Design Automation Suite

KiCad (32-bit)

KiCad (32-bit)

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  • Latest Version

    KiCad 6.0.11 (32-bit) LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows 8 / Windows 10

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  • Author / Product

    KiCad Team / External Link

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KiCad is an open-source software suite for Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The programs handle Schematic Capture and PCB Layout with Gerber output. The suite runs on Windows, Linux, and macOS and is licensed under GNU GPL v3. The first release date was in 1992 by its original author, Jean-Pierre Charras, but is now currently under development by the KiCad Developers Team.

Schematic Capture
With the schematic editor, you can create your design without limit; there are no paywalls to unlock features. An official library for schematic symbols and a built-in schematic symbol editor help you get started quickly with your designs. Schematic capture is efficient, with all the tools you can expect for such a task. The interface focuses on productivity. There are no complexity limits, as large designs can be divided into hierarchical subsheets. Various export options are available (PDF, SVG, HPGL, Postscript).

PCB Layout
Make professional PCB layouts with up to 32 copper layers. KiCad for PC now has a push and shove router which is capable of routing differential pairs and interactively tuning trace lengths. This modern tool will help you layout your board faster. As you draw your track, it pushes forward traces that are in the way. If that is not possible, your track will be rerouted around obstacles. The push and shove router will make sure that your DRC constraints are respected.

3D Viewer
Ki Cad for Windows includes a 3D viewer that you can use to inspect your design in an interactive canvas. You can rotate and pan around to inspect details that are difficult to inspect on a 2D view. Multiple rendering options allow you to modify the aesthetic appearance of the board or to hide and show features for easier inspection. When laying out your PCB, you can instantly inspect your design in an interactive 3D view. Rotate and pan around to inspect details easier than with a 2D display.

Features and Highlights
  • Electrical Rules Check
  • Export Netlists
  • Bill Of Materials
  • Integrated libraries
  • Push and shove router
  • Length tuning
  • Footprint Editor (GAL)
Also Available: KiCad (64-bit) and KiCad for Mac

  • KiCad 6.0.11 (32-bit) Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

- Fix PDF plot text dimensions
- Ensure 3D model viewer is correctly initialized

Schematic Editor:
- Fix ERC crash
- Fix crash when importing Eagle schematic
- Fix crash when changing language and the simulator window is open
- Fix broken graphic import file extension filters for some locales
- Fix project rescue when symbol name cases do not match
- Enable real time connectivity by default

Symbol Editor:
- Prevent forward slash character in symbol name from corrupting symbol library
- Footprint Editor
- Do not prune layers when copying items to the clipboard