KiCad PCB Design for Eagle-Users

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Description A short introduction into KiCad for users experienced with other PCB design software (eagle).

This Workshop will cover the design-flow from schematics to gerber files.

Type Workshop
Kids session No
Keyword(s) hardware
Tags KiCad PCB Eagle Schematic Footprint
Processing assembly UAVP-NG
Person organizing Cpresser
Language en - English
en - English
Other sessions...


Starts at 2016/12/28 20:30
Ends at 2016/12/28 22:00
Duration 90 minutes
Location Hall C.4

Please bring a Notebook with KiCad installed


  • Changes compared to eagle
    • Librarys, Symbols, Footprints
    • mechanical stuff in schematic
    • no "Back annotation"
  • Schematic entry (eeschema)
    • Hierarchy
    • Adding components and wires
    • Different types of labels
    • ERC: Power Nets and Flags
    • Footprint assignment (cvpcb)
  • Footprints
    • Wizard
    • Power Pads
    • Layers
  • Layout (pcbnew)
    • Netlist import
    • DRC
    • Canvas vs. OpenGL
    • Grid
    • Shortcuts
    • Differential routing/tuning
    • 3D-View, Wings3d
  • Output
    • Gerber & drill export
    • BOM export
  • Other Stuff
    • Helpers
    • Stiching vias