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Schematic Capture in Eeschema

KiCad’s schematic capture includes all the tools you need for schematic design. Place symbols from KiCad’s included symbol library, draw wires to make circuits and manipulate your schematic drawing to make a final engineering design to take into PCB layout.

Electrical Rules Check

The electrical rules check (ERC) automatically verifies your schematic connections. It checks for output pin conflicts, missing drivers and unconnected pins.

Export Netlists

Exports netlists in formats such as

  • Pspice

  • Cadstar

  • PcbNew

  • "Generic" XML

Integrated libraries

KiCad comes bundled with a vast library of symbols, footprints, and matching 3D models. They are community maintained so they never stop improving.

Import / migrate from other CAD tools

KiCad currently supports schematic designs from:

  • EAGLE

  • Altium Circuit Maker

  • Altium Circuit Studio

  • Altium Designer

  • CADSTAR