Registered 2009-10-13 by Manveru

KiCad is a set of applications used to capture electronic schematics and design printed circuit boards. KiCad runs on Windows, Linux, and Apple OSX and is released under the open source GNU GPL.

Please note that this is the KiCad developers website. If you have a user related question, please use one of the KiCad user resources listed in the "Community" section of the KiCad website

If you wish to contribute to KiCad see the Developers section in the KiCad website at

Useful links
Main website:

Users mailing list:

Developers mailing list:

Code repository (contributions are welcome):

Official footprint repositories (contributions are welcome): (all repositories with '.pretty' suffix)

Official schematic parts and 3D models library repository:

Library developers mailing list:

Official documentation repository:

Documentation team mailing list:

Daily builds of product branch PPA (for Ubuntu):

Git mirror
(Patches should be submitted to the dev mailing list, because as a mirror, pull requests are not supported.)

Useful Tools
A separately maintained project that assists in building from source on

A script which automates the download and installation of footprint libraries
from, should you decide not to use the standard "Github" plugin
for this same purpose:

Original Author's site:

Project information


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5.0 series is the current focus of development.

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Version control system:
Programming languages:
C++, Python

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Latest version is 5.1.0-rc1
released on 2019-02-05

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  • KiCad 5.1.0-rc1 Released on 2019-02-11
    Release candidate 1 of version 5.1 of KiCad is now available for download. Th...
  • KiCad 5.0.2 released on 2018-12-09
    The 5.0.2 stable release of KiCad is now available for download. Thank you to...
  • KiCad 5.0.1 Released on 2018-10-14
    The 5.0.1 stable release of KiCad is now available for download. Thank you to...
  • KiCad 5.0.0 Released on 2018-07-13
    After over more than two long years, the stable 5 version of KiCad has finall...
  • KiCad 5.0.0-rc3 Released on 2018-06-30
    Release candidate 3 of version 5 of KiCad is now available for download. Hope...