Introduction

KiCAD is open source PCB tool that has better features and more stable if compare to other free tools. It was first released by Jean-Pierre Charras but now they have own developers team to manage and maintain it. Now the community of KiCAD grew larger and stronger and it becomes significant especially for semi-professionals, makers and hobbyists.

Advantages of KiCAD:

  • Free.
  • Easy to use.
  • Better graphic.
  • Active discussion forum.
  • Easier to get tutorials online.
  • Big design community, sharing components and footprints library.

Useful sources:

Dave introduces Kicad on EEVblog:

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