KiCad is an EDA software suite for the creation of professional schematics and printed circuit boards up to 16 layers. KiCad runs on Windows, Linux and Apple OS X and is released under the open-source GNU GPL v2 free of charge. It includes a schematic editor, a PCB layout tool, support tools and a 3D viewer to display a finished & fully populated PCB. Kicad Key Features kicad – project manager eeschema – schematic editor pcbnew – PCB editor gerbview – GERBER viewer cvpcb – footprint selector for components Libraries: Both eeschema and pcbnew have library managers and editors for their components and footprints You can easily create, edit, delete and exchange library items Documentation files can be associated with components, footprints and key words, allowing a fast search by function Very large libraries are available for schematic components and footprints Most components have corresponding 3D models Install KiCad on Ubuntu 14.
Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for anyone. We offer a software tool, a community website and services in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, fostering a creative ecosystem that allows users to document their prototypes, share them with others, teach electronics in a classroom, and layout and manufacture professional pcbs. Introduction to Fritzing Release update from v0.8.6b some schematic parts had reversed connectors schematic view: all core parts now conform to a .