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December 13, 2011 AT 11:39 am

Installing KiCAD on Mac OS X

Kicad-492X500

Installing KiCAD on Mac OS X @ Interactive Matter. Marcus writes –

Recently I got more and more fed up by EAGLE CAD. It is a good EDA tool. But the restrictions are really starting to bother me. I need to do more 4 layer boards. Perhaps bigger boards. And I do not want to invest some thousand Euros just to be able to design bigger boards or more layers on the PCB. And since I am unhappy with my libraries anyway it was a good point to try out a new tool.

As you may remember the Mac OS X support in KiCAD is experimental. And from my first impression: Yes it is.Getting it up and running is a major task by itself. So I am writing down my experiences. Perhaps this helps anybody.


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1 Comment

  1. “Recently I got more and more fed up by EAGLE CAD. It is a good EDA tool. But the restrictions are really starting to bother me.”

    Nice to see this… But how Ironic – Someone fed-up by “restrictions” installing open-source on an Apple product!

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