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KiCad 7.0.11 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the version 7.0.11 bug fix release. The 7.0.11 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

A list of all of the fixed issues since the 7.0.10 release can be found on the KiCad 7.0.11 milestone page. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

Version 7.0.11 is made from the 7.0 branch with some cherry picked changes from the development branch.

Packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are available or will be in the very near future. See the KiCad download page for guidance.

Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.

Changelog

General

Schematic Editor

  • Allow no-connects on standalone hierarchical pins and ports. #16397

  • Fix object filling when plotting to PDF. #16429

  • Check added fields only if all fields were checked before when updating symbols. #16408

  • Ignore reference and value on select all when updating symbols. #16408

  • Fix ERC output to show the selected alternative pin assignment. #16407

  • Default to dashed graphical line style when opening version 6 and older schematics. #16479

  • Do not expand the entire schematic hierarchy navigator tree by default. #16371

  • Use the correct default text box line style when plotting to PDF and SVG. #16543

  • Fix sheet path dependent ERC dialog selection issues. #16519

  • Do not assert when duplicating symbol. #16577

  • Fix broken pasted sheet page numbering. #16580

  • Fix crash when opening schematic. #16731

  • Fix symbol annotation when pasting nested hierarchical sheets.

  • Select hierarchy navigator on mouse right click. #16670

  • Fix crash on page size change undo/redo. #16752

  • Prevent move from being unexpectedly canceled. #16891

  • Prevent copper-edge clearance defaulting to zero. #16032

  • Fix invalid modified from library ERC error using legacy symbol libraries. #16902

  • Fix crash when changing sheet file name that contains a highlighted net. #17011

Board Editor

  • Handle units switch in board stack up panel. #16361

  • Add missing DRC auto-complete token "footprint".

  • Make collision detector highlight overlapping footprints that are part of a group. #16410

  • User more explicit message when footprint is missing a pad. #16489

  • Fix crash when importing Eagle board file with no "classes" element. #16504

  • Fix crash when importing CADSTAR PCB with multi-layer figures. #16515

  • Restore preferential selection treatment for silk items. #16607

  • Support point editing of inverted rectangles. #16595

  • Make sure imported graphics layer is visible. #16642

  • Check parity of footprint symbol attributes in DRC. #16671

  • Add DRC marker color setting to board color properties panel. #16674

  • Do not ignore configured minimum clearance on copper fills. #16241

  • Fix DRC missing edge to copper clearance issue. #16951

  • Do not flash oblong holes when plotting gerber drill files. #16962

  • Handle bitmap (reference image) selection correctly. #16522

Gerber Viewer

  • Fix incorrect rotation of D-code for regular polygon shapes. #16480

3D Viewer

  • Ensure highlighted item under cursor is exported to graphic (PNG/JPEG) file. #14289

Command Line Interface

  • Add missing drill precision argument specifier. #16508

macOS

  • Fix crash after save with mouse on Mac menu bar. #16844



See Also

KiCad Version 8 Release Candidate 3
2024-02-17

The KiCad project is excited to announce the third release candidate for the upcoming version 8 stable release. Version 8 will contain many new features compared to the current version 7 release. Please consider giving 8.0.0-rc3 a try to discover any additional issues so they can be fixed before release by the end of February. Thank you to everyone who contributed to version 8. How to Download Release Candidate Builds The release candidate packages can be found in the "Stable Builds" folder on the KiCad Download Page.

KiCad Version 8 Release Candidate 2
2024-01-22

The KiCad project is excited to announce the second release candidate for the upcoming version 8 stable release. Version 8 will contain many new features compared to the current version 7 release. Please consider giving 8.0.0-rc2 a try to discover any additional issues so they can be fixed before release at the end of January. Thank you to everyone who contributed to version 8. How to Download Release Candidate Builds The release candidate packages can be found in the "Stable Builds" folder on the KiCad Download Page.