Almost a year after the release of KiCad 4.0.7, the KiCad development team is proud to present a new and improved KiCad 5.0 release! The official KiCad libraries have also seen a lot of improvement in management, style and consistency by the librarians.
New Features (a selection):
Direct import of Eagle projects
SPICE simulation support via ngspice
New symbol chooser with optional footprint viewer
Improved wire, bus, and junction handling
New libraries for symbols, footprints and 3D models (parts adhere to the KiCad Library Convention (KLC) and are organized differently than in V4 libraries)
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