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2021-03-15 12:07
Opinión por excellent

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For the money it is unbeatable
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cost
Cons
Hierarchy of schematics

2021-02-26 06:40
Opinión por polo

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es un muy exelente y muy intuitivo

2021-02-05 09:10
Opinión por Charlie

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Good! Easy to learn but could allow the import of more Ultrslibrarian symbols.

2021-02-04 23:22
Opinión por SpaceCharlie

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Great product! Thanks to all developers.... Thanks!!!

2020-12-18 12:34
Opinión por Robert B

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Disregard rating with TWO STARS - Sounds like "High-End"CAD Applications Engineer or competitors CAD Salesperson. I have used Orcad/Cadence for 12 years. This is a great product FOR THE MONEY - it's FREE and it's for DIYers, not really for Design Engineers who work for multi-billion $ corporations. He/she is just mad because PCB manufacturers got smart and got together to pay someone to produce free software so that they could manufacture more PCBs. Chill out dude!

2020-11-20 00:05
Opinión por vongzkee

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easy to learn. very useful for non complex everyday task.
Pros
simple simulation. easy to learn. good UI ergonomics.
Cons
few libraries even from open source 3rd parties.

2020-10-31 01:18
Opinión por Fahim

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Not all countries show , url not comfort for download

2020-10-24 00:42
Opinión por gino

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A great tool for PCB design. Nowadays, 95% of all PCBs can be designed easily with KiCad
Pros
Free and open source. Great community, good libraries. Works on Windows, Linux and MacOS
Cons
It lacks some specific features that are available in programs like Altium or OrCAD. However those are not needed for the 99% of boards. Not as widely used in the industry. However this has been changing slowly and everyday there are more and more companies and engineers who use KiCad professionaly

2020-10-05 15:07
Opinión por yes

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yes yeah i think so okay alright

2020-09-16 11:15
Opinión por cflin

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KiCAD is a superb tool. In order to take full advantage of KiCAD, people should realize that, thanks to its open source nature, it has a very rich ecosystem. I would like to address some of the points Chuck brings up in his posting of 2020-05-09, below. There are excellent add-on scripts for teardrops, RF layout, autorouting, part generation from datasheets (e.g. KiPart). KiCAD also has a very usable constraint manager Even BOM generation (KiPart) may be possible by a script, but recently all the major distributors (Digikey, Mouser, Newark,..) started employing ant-scraping technologies on their web sites, which prevents KiCost from compiling cost information for the BOM. KiCAD's 3D capabilities are superb, thanks to the KiCADstepUP script, which essentially marries KiCAD to the also open-source and highly capable mechanical CAD FreeCAD. KiCADstepUP (which is a FeeCAD script) facilitates easy push-pull between the two packages and can read KiCAD pcb files and footprints and push pcbs and footprints to KiCAD flawlessly, and also comes with handy tools which help align 3D files to footprints. There is also a database manager for KiCAD on github, but unfortunately it is not UTF-8 compatible (but neiher is OrCAD). At work, I use OrCAD and Allegro. They do not scale very well with large projects either (they are trying to, but crippling bugs in their relevant tools decrease their reliability) and they are full of annoying bugs (and Cadence charges an arm and a leg for them!). Two wrongs don't make a right (certainly Allegro has more tools available, so more opportunities for bugs to creep in) , but please get the facts straight because there is a lot of misinformation out there about (against) KiCAD.
Pros
Open source, rich echosystem of add-ons (KiCADstepUP for 3D, KiCost for programmatic BOM generation, RF layout tools, via stitching tools, autorouter...). Fast response by the developers themselves on the KiCAD forum. Very rapid development (CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which operates the world's largest atom smasher, adopted KiCAD in 2013). pcb is highly scriptable in Python. Active efforts to interface KiCAD to the open-source QUCS RF simulator, FreeCAD mcad, LTspice, and, to a lesser extend, open-source openEMS 3D electromagnetics simulator.
Cons
Lack of a UTF-8 compatible library manager (there is one which is not UTF-8 compatible). Lack of ODB++ support (this is a very closed standard, though). Padstack could be better (but this is expected to change in the upcoming version 6). The At the moment, file conversion only from Eagle is nearly flawless (but the file structure of closed-source software is closed, so it is not easy to write translators for them).