Useful Links

Official Site

Original Site - Original site of KiCad creator. - Repository of community created libraries.

Renie Marquet - Main brazilian reference in KiCad. Conversion and visualization tools, tutorials, library and others. Very good!

Other EDA Tools

gEDA - Complete group of EDA programs (schematic, pcb, etc). Opensource, mature, free and very professional. A little harder for begginers.

Fritzing - Made for beginners or amateurs which don't need advanced resources. It's possible make a circuit in a virtual protoboard, make the schematic and the PCB. Is opensource and free. Very easy!

Lasagne - PCB's project only. Opensource and free. Immature development yet.

Eagle - Closed Source. Freeware  to little circuits and PCBs (8x10cm).

References to build your own KiCad in Mac OS X

This are some links which I used to build KiCad in Mac OS X. The informations which they provide is not complete in most cases, but are very useful if you want to build KiCad.

Official Script KiCad OSX Builder 

Old Tutorial (2010)

E-mail about definition of KiCad version in CMake

E-mail about correction of a problem with MACROS

This solve a Boost compilation problem

The links below provide information about problems with the compilation of the vector class:

Link 1, Link 2 and Link 3

Kicad for Mac OS X

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.

Here you find KiCad built and packaged for quick and painless installation on your Mac OS X.


The latest version is available in Google Drive and can be downloaded from the link below:

Download: KiCad 2014-01-10 BZR 4027) - Stable


The installation is done in the usual way. Double-click the downloaded .dmg file and the screen will appear with instructions. Drag and drop KiCad folder to your Applications folder and finish, Kicad is installed.

PortuguÍs do Brasil Renato B. Santiago