KiCad

See GLOSSARY for an explanation of the most important terms.

Intro

In KiCad, a PCB project consists of a schematic and the PCB layout. The schematic defines which components are present and what connections exist. The PCB layout then defines the traces and planes of the finished PCB.

Instructions

Creating a schematic

Assigning footprints

Drawing the PCB

Exporting

Advanced

Adding custom symbols

Adding custom footprints