Please help me understand ‘KiCad’

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What is ‘KiCad’?

What is the official name of ‘KiCad EDA’?

Could it be by any chance the official ‘KiCad’ wiki?

Where can I obtain ‘KiCad’ tutorial and the documentation of ‘KiCad’ in native language?

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Please help me understand ‘KiCad’

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What is ‘KiCad’?

KiCad is an open source, multi-platform EDA (Electronic Design Automation) bundle.

It will capture your schematics, build your parts libraries and lay out your PCBs.

It runs under Windows, various flavors of Linux and has been ported to the Mac OSX.

What is the official name of ‘KiCad EDA’?

"The official name is KiCad"

It's pronounced? Is it "KEY-cad", "KYE-cad" OR "kay-EYE-cad"?

Could it be by any chance the official ‘KiCad’ wiki?

As of 2010, is the Official Universal KiCad wiki.

Where can I obtain ‘KiCad’ tutorial and the documentation of ‘KiCad’ in a native language?

There is a tutorial available from an enthusiast at

KiCadHowTo wikidit.com

KiCad Step by Step Tutorial

Tutorials for KiCad – A Free Open Source Schematic and PCB Layout Editor

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Please help me understand ‘KiCad’

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The official name I prefer is KiCad

Jean-Pierre CHARRAS
 
How is it pronounced? Is it "KEY-cad", "KYE-cad" OR "kay-EYE-cad"?
 
KiCad is an open source software suite for electronic design automation (EDA). It facilitates the design of schematics for electronic circuitsand their conversion to PCBs (printed circuit board) design. KiCad was developed by Jean-Pierre Charras, and features an integrated environment for schematic capture and PCB layout design.
 
Tools exist within the package to create a bill of materials, artwork and Gerberfiles, and 3D views of the PCB and its components.KiCad is cross-platform, written with WxWidgets to run on FreeBSD, Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Many component libraries are available, and users can add custom components.
 
The custom components can be available on a per-project basis, or installed for use in any project. There are also tools to help with importing components from other EDA applications, for instance Eagle. Configuration files are in well documented plain text. This fact helps with interfacing to CVS's or SVN and with making automated component generation scripts.
 
Multiple languages are supported, such as English, Catalan, Czech, German, Greek, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean,Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovene, Swedish, and Chinese.
The 3D PCB viewing function is implemented with the Wings3D subdivision modeler.
KiCad has a built-in basic autorouter.
 
Alternatively, the freeware java-based FreeRouting can be used. To do that, a PCB design without tracks is exported to a Specctra DSN file, which is then loaded into FreeRouting. After the autorouting is done, the result is saved as a Specctra session and imported back into KiCad's pcbnew module.
 
To learn Tutorial just link to this website:kicadlib.org/Fichiers/KiCad_Tutorial.pdf
 
Hope this will help.
 
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cliffdale
 
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Now i have got an idea about KiCAD.

When I tried it, it was really an amazing tool for Electronic Designing and lay outing.

It has all the features when it comes to electronics.

Thanks for sharing those info's Charith.

I am currently using now the PDF file

kicadlib.org/Fichiers/KiCad_Tutorial.pdf to know more about KiCad.

Great job Techyv!:)

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