KiCad Version 7.0.0 Released #KiCad @kicad_pcb

The KiCad project is proud to announce the release of version 7.0.0. KiCad 7 is a significant upgrade from KiCad 6, and comes with a number of exciting new features as well as improvements to existing features.

KiCad 7 is a big release despite coming only a year after KiCad 6 — in the past year, developers have made more than 6000 commits, fixing over 1200 reported issues and adding a number of new features.

Some highlights:

  • Custom font support is now available in the schematic, PCB, and worksheet editors to allow the use of any system font.
  • 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Support
  • Sentry Crash Reporting Data Collection
  • PCM Automatic Updates
  • Drag & Drop
  • macOS Apple Silicon support
  • Command Line Interface
  • Schematic and Symbol Editors
  • Orthogonal Dragging
  • Symbol Editor Pin Table Enhancements
  • Off Grid ERC Warnings
  • Wires at 45 Degree Angles
  • Do No Populate Support
  • Simulation Model Editor
  • Database Libraries
  • Hyperlinks on Schematics
  • PDF Improvements
  • Embedded Symbol Information
  • PCB Footprint Consistency Checking
  • and so much more

Head to the KiCad download page to get your copy of the new version (note that some packages may still be in the process of being released at the time this announcement is published). The team thanks all of the hard working folks who contributed to KiCad during the version 7 development cycle.

See the full announcement here.

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