Software Alternatives & Reviews

11 KiCad Alternatives

Recommended and mentioned products

  1. A Cross Platform and Open Source Electronics Design Automation Suite

  2. Fritzing is an open-source initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to...

    Recommendations for simple PCB design about about 2 months ago

    Fritzing - Opensource, a simpler tool but still fully capable. Though last time (many years ago) I tried to use it, despite quite liking it I found it to be very unstable to the point I could not use it without it crashing many times. Maybe that was just my system or maybe things have improved since then though. Might be worth a try. I quite liked it when it was not crashing.
  3. Autodesk EAGLE is an electronic design automation (EDA) software.

  4. OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects.

    So... What is up with the 0.6mm nozzle? about 1 day ago

    OpenSCAD is "Open-source Scripted Computer Aided Design". It's a free software package to design 3D models, and it runs on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. You get it from - there are good tutorials available, it's easy to get started, but harder to get good at it, because there's a learning curve.
  5. EasyEDA - Web-based EDA suite; runs in browser.

    Recommend an easy circuit sketching tool? about 24 days ago:

    For simple drawings like ESP32 pinouts I use the free version of EasyEDA; there's an online version or a downloadable app.
  6. SketchUp Make is a best in the class CAD software capable of performing 2D and 3D rendering and designing, however, best for the 2D projects.

  7. PCB Design Software

    Biden invokes Defense Production Act for printed circuit... about 3 days ago

    Check out Altium’s website ( A lot of free resources that might help. They also have a YouTube channel. Good luck.
  8. Developers tool for strip board projects

  9. LTspice® is a high performance SPICE simulation software, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for easing the simulation of analog circuits.

  10. Qucs, briefly for Quite Universal Circuit Simulator, is an integrated circuit simulator which means you are able to setup a circuit with a graphical user interface (GUI) and simulate the large-signal, small-signal and noise behaviour of the circuit.

    How do dual-directional couplers behave with a mismatched load? about about 2 months ago

    If you can get s parameter model you can use that. There are also generic transformer and coupled line models so long as you've got a way of characterising it you should be able to model it.
  11. Proteus PCB design combines the schematic capture and ARES PCB layout programs to provide a...