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8.0.1

15 Mar 11:59
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The KiCad project is proud to announce the version 8.0.1 bug fix release.
The 8.0.1 stable version contains bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.
This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

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8.0.0

23 Feb 22:31
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The KiCad project is proud to announce the release of version 8.0.0. Despite coming only a year after KiCad 7 was released, version 8 is packed with new features, improvements, and hundreds of bug fixes. We hope you enjoy the new version! Our thanks go out to everyone who contributed to KiCad this past year. Whether your contribution was large or small, writing code, submitting bug reports, improving our libraries and documentation, or just supporting us financially: your help made a difference.

In accordance with the KiCad stable release policy, KiCad 7.x will no longer be actively maintained, and we will release bug fix versions of KiCad 8.x over the next year as we develop new features for KiCad 9.

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7.0.11

22 Feb 22:44
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The KiCad project is proud to announce the version 7.0.11 bug fix release. The 7.0.11 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

A list of all of the fixed issues since the 7.0.10 release can be found on the KiCad 7.0.11 milestone page. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

Version 7.0.11 is made from the 7.0 branch with some cherry picked changes from the development branch.

Packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are available or will be in the very near future. See the KiCad download page for guidance.

Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.

Changelog

General

Schematic Editor

  • Allow no-connects on standalone hierarchical pins and ports. #16397
  • Fix object filling when plotting to PDF. #16429
  • Check added fields only if all fields were checked before when updating symbols. #16408
  • Ignore reference and value on select all when updating symbols. #16408
  • Fix ERC output to show the selected alternative pin assignment. #16407
  • Default to dashed graphical line style when opening version 6 and older schematics. #16479
  • Do not expand the entire schematic hierarchy navigator tree by default. #16371
  • Use the correct default text box line style when plotting to PDF and SVG. #16543
  • Fix sheet path dependent ERC dialog selection issues. #16519
  • Do not assert when duplicating symbol. #16577
  • Fix broken pasted sheet page numbering. #16580
  • Fix crash when opening schematic. #16731
  • Fix symbol annotation when pasting nested hierarchical sheets.
  • Select hierarchy navigator on mouse right click. #16670
  • Fix crash on page size change undo/redo. #16752
  • Prevent move from being unexpectedly canceled. #16891
  • Prevent copper-edge clearance defaulting to zero. #16032
  • Fix invalid modified from library ERC error using legacy symbol libraries. #16902
  • Fix crash when changing sheet file name that contains a highlighted net. #17011

Board Editor

  • Handle units switch in board stack up panel. #16361
  • Add missing DRC auto-complete token "footprint".
  • Make collision detector highlight overlapping footprints that are part of a group. #16410
  • User more explicit message when footprint is missing a pad. #16489
  • Fix crash when importing Eagle board file with no "classes" element. #16504
  • Fix crash when importing CADSTAR PCB with multi-layer figures. #16515
  • Restore preferential selection treatment for silk items. #16607
  • Support point editing of inverted rectangles. #16595
  • Make sure imported graphics layer is visible. #16642
  • Check parity of footprint symbol attributes in DRC. #16671
  • Add DRC marker color setting to board color properties panel. #16674
  • Do not ignore configured minimum clearance on copper fills. #16241
  • Fix DRC missing edge to copper clearance issue. #16951
  • Do not flash oblong holes when plotting gerber drill files. #16962

Gerber Viewer

  • Fix incorrect rotation of D-code for regular polygon shapes. #16480

3D Viewer

  • Ensure highlighted item under cursor is exported to graphic (PNG/JPEG) file. #14289

Command Line Interface

  • Add missing drill precision argument specifier. #16508

macOS

  • Fix crash after save with mouse on Mac menu bar. #16844

7.0.10

29 Dec 15:38
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The KiCad project is proud to announce the third series 7 bug fix release. The 7.0.10 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

A list of all of the fixed issues since the 7.0.9 release can be found on the KiCad 7.0.10 milestone pages. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

Version 7.0.10 is made from the 7.0 branch with some cherry picked changes from the development branch.

Packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are available or will be in the very near future. See the KiCad download page for guidance.

Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.

Changelog

General

Schematic Editor

  • Fix net highlighting when signal contains '/' character. #15212
  • Fix incorrect variable expansion when printing out to PDF. #16026
  • Fix incorrect rotation of symbol text in text boxes. #16027
  • Fix corrupted text box in symbol with multiple units. #15994
  • Fix incorrect arc orientation when loading legacy schematics. #16048
  • Restore the bus selection behavior of the schematic net highlight tool. #15388
  • Fix broken schematic net highlighting. #16131
  • Fix unconnected schematic net highlighting issue. #16218
  • Fix ODBC library crash in schematic editor opening added symbol in the symbol editor. #16090
  • Fix crash when pressing insert after adding then entering a hierarchical sheet. #16168
  • Fix broken symbol reference designators on paste special. #15981
  • Fix crash on save after pasting symbols in schematic editor. #16300
  • Fix crash when duplicating and editing a hierarchical label. #16264

Symbol Editor

  • Enforce symbol name not being empty. #15859
  • Fix compatibility with some old symbol libraries.
  • Fix invalid string compare in IBIS parser. #16223
  • Do not clear sheet pin highlighting when selecting or deselecting selected hierarchical sheets. #16139
  • Prevent opening symbol library and label properties dialogs simultaneously which causes a crash after closing the dialogs. #16112
  • Fix undo for wire operations. #16216

Simulator

Board Editor

  • Fix improper rotation of footprint when using swap command. #16025
  • Fix hang when pressing the move layer up shortcut key when no copper layer is visible. #16019
  • Fix broken thermal reliefs on copper pour. #16024
  • Fix incorrect DRC marker positions. #16029
  • Router performance improvements.
  • Fix crash when creating an array of footprint fields. #16088
  • Fix broken STEP export for certain models. #15485
  • Fix old python examples and a compatibility issue. #16158
  • Fix crash when using custom DRC rule with rule area and hole_to_hole constraint. #16230
  • Prevent slivers on copper fill. #16182
  • Import a few more rules from Altium board files. #15585
  • Fill empty zones when auto-fill is on. #16234
  • Update GenCAD export to handle arbitrary outline. #15961
  • Plot footprint edge cuts in PDF drill map file. #15247
  • Fix crash when deleting measurement in a footprint. #16315
  • Draw locked shape shadows using continuous lines. #16327
  • Crash when activating clearance resolution or constraints resolution dialogs. #16335

Gerber Viewer

  • Fix issues related to comments and primitives in macros. #16049

3D Viewer

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7.0.9

08 Nov 12:44
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The KiCad project is proud to announce the third series 7 bug fix release. The 7.0.9 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

A list of all of the fixed issues since the 7.0.9 release can be found on the KiCad 7.0.9 milestone pages. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

Version 7.0.9 is made from the 7.0 branch with some cherry picked changes from the development branch.

Packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are available or will be in the very near future. See the KiCad download page for guidance.

Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.

Changelog

General

Schematic Editor

Symbol Editor

Simulator

  • Fix small signal AC simulation failure when using current source. #15626
  • Include spice model comment lines in pin assingment "Reference" window. #15660
  • Don’t turn an empty string into a 0 in spice model editor. #15871

Board Editor

Footprint Editor

  • Show empty libraries in library tree panel. #15875
  • Fix crash when copying and pasting all objects. #15930

Gerber Viewer

  • Fix case sensitivity for gerber file extension wildcards. #15877

3D Viewer

  • Fix crash with certain 3D models. #15336

Calculator Tools

  • Correct transmission line conductor loss calculation. #15873

Command Line Interface

  • Fix doubled text variable substitution. #15765

Windows

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7.0.8

30 Sep 17:28
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The KiCad project is proud to announce the third series 7 bug fix release. The 7.0.8 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

A list of all of the fixed issues since the 7.0.8 release can be found on the KiCad 7.0.8 milestone pages. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

Version 7.0.8 is made from the 7.0 branch with some cherry picked changes from the development branch.

Packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are available or will be in the very near future. See the KiCad download page for guidance.

Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.

Changelog

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7.0.7

15 Aug 12:25
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The KiCad project is proud to announce the third series 7 bug fix release. The 7.0.7 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

A list of all of the fixed issues since the 7.0.7 release can be found on the KiCad 7.0.7 milestone pages. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

Version 7.0.7 is made from the 7.0 branch with some cherry picked changes from the development branch.

Packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are available or will be in the very near future. See the KiCad download page for guidance.

Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.

Changelog

General

Schematic Editor

Footprint Assignment Tool

  • Fix crash when attempting to use ratsnest settings. #15153

Board Editor

Footprint Editor

  • Update new footprint library save path when changing projects. #15102
  • Fix crash when moving a solder paste aperture relative to an existing pad. #15090
  • Prevent crash when typing '${' in text control. #15283

3D Viewer

  • Improve calculation of min and max zoom. #15078

Drawing Sheet Editor

  • Fix saving text with custom font. #15154

Windows

7.0.6

06 Jul 22:32
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The KiCad project is proud to announce the third series 7 bug fix release. The 7.0.6 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

A list of all of the fixed issues since the 7.0.6 release can be found on the KiCad 7.0.6 milestone pages. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

Version 7.0.6 is made from the 7.0 branch with some cherry picked changes from the development branch.

Packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are available or will be in the very near future. See the KiCad download page for guidance.

Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.

Changelog

General

Schematic Editor

Spice Simulator

Symbol Editor

  • Ensure a new derived symbol has the correct alternate body style option displayed. #13739
  • Fix null pointer assertion in symbol library cache. #14927
  • Fix segfault when selecting a pad from the footprint browser. #14971

Footprint Assignment Tool

  • Fix crash when "View selected footprint in footprint viewer" is clicked. #14850
  • Fix crash when destroy footprint frame gets called more than once. #14928

Board Editor

Footprint Editor

  • Fix unexpected change of default preferences in text and graphic properties dialog. #14925

3D Viewer

  • Trim solder paste and other layers to holes. #8484
  • Fix display of castellated vias. #14757

PCB Calculator

  • Fix grid layout issues on Ubuntu. #14743

Command Line Interface

7.0.5

28 May 15:09
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The KiCad project is proud to announce the third series 7 bug fix release. The 7.0.5 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release. Due to a last minute critical bug which affected 7.0.3 and 7.0.4 packages, there was no official 7.0.3 and 7.0.4 release.

A list of all of the fixed issues since the 7.0.2 release can be found on the KiCad 7.0.3 milestone and KiCad 7.0.4 milestone pages. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

Version 7.0.5 is made from the 7.0 branch with some cherry picked changes from the development branch.

Packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are available or will be in the very near future. See the KiCad download page for guidance.

Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.

Changelog

General

Schematic Editor

  • Do not collapse tree when filtering symbol chooser dialog search results. #13905
  • Do not ignore "Exclude from BOM" and "Exclude from board" attributes for derived symbols. #13740
  • Correctly handle symbols with / character in the name. #14057
  • Fix crash when pasting then pressing escape. #14315
  • Ignore empty field name templates. #14552
  • Ensure item is on grid if there was no motion between clicks.
  • Fix clipped text in ERC dialog. #14569
  • Save worksheet file name in project file. #14219
  • Allow hex entry of 0 transparency in color picker. #14646
  • Fix datasheet path resolution when path contains double slashes. #14564
  • Set focus to text control when editing text box properties. #14685
  • Fix for mouse stuck in canvas issue. #12653
  • Handle user defined attributes when importing Eagle schematics. #13798
  • Fix broken nets using hierarchical labels. #14657
  • Remove extra blank line in schematic file when saving with ERCmarkers. #11405
  • Fix crash when entering subsheets with resolved variables. #14720
  • Mirror netclass labels correctly. #14758

Spice Simulator

  • Do not show both sets of pins for symbols with alternate body styles (DeMorgan).#14230
  • Do not create SPICE netlists with spaces in net names. #14724

Symbol Editor

  • Save library when it’s selected in library tree panel. #14220
  • Cmd+A (Select All) selects all symbol editor components instead text in active text input box. #14237
  • Fix crash when infobar outlives the current symbol. #14680

Board Editor

  • Highlight drilled hole to hole clearance of same nets in router. #12781
  • Fix graphical glitch after DRC and subsequent undo action. #13446
  • Do not detect DRC error when the footprint was deleted or updated with new one. #14351
  • Allow setting board minimum widths to zero. #13822
  • Fix crash when differential pair routing. #14537
  • Fix invalid overbar text for escaped characters. #14553
  • Fix overbar when using subscript characters. #13449
  • Trim VRML export layers to board outline. #14557
  • Handle multiple holes in footprints. #14468
  • Do not treat via placement as DRC violation when routing. #14603
  • Record parent rule for DRC assertions. See forum discussion
  • Fix incorrect mounting hole size on DSN export. #14656
  • Allow double-clicking item to open properties dialog in search pane. #12475
  • Fix crash when loading a file having vias on connected layers only. #14668
  • Add missing property to footprint texts table. #14357
  • Fix copper sliver issues. #14549
  • Fix issue routing differential pairs to footprint pads. #14324
  • Expand solder mask for NPTH pads. #14693
  • Fix field automatic placement issue. #14127
  • Don’t allow thickness of 0 in STEP export in case of an empty stackup. #10790
  • Make footprint drag include connected traces.#14515
  • Add missing property to footprint texts table. #14357
  • Use constraints to determine netclass width. #14190
  • Fix rotating bitmaps.#14197
  • Fix shove router clearance DRC violations. #14707
  • Do not route trans with clearance errors. #14659
  • Fill shapes with open path when importing SVG. #14518
  • Ensure track posture switches on first attempt. #12369
  • Prevent unwanted minus sign in properties panel. #14168
  • Adjust stroke font output to match version 6 output. $14609
  • Fix crash on start of routing. #14733
  • Fix crash when shoving via or trace. #14741

Footprint Editor

  • Crash when importing version 5.1 settings. #14691

Gerber Viewer

  • Fix rounded corners when exporting to KiCad board file. #14136

3D Viewer

  • Use correct board stack up layer color settings. #14616
  • Show footprint board regardless of project. $14246

PCB Calculator

Drawing Sheet Editor

  • Add missing grid properties dialog. #14612

Command Line Interface

  • Load custom drawing sheets for board. #14171
  • Do not fail silently if output directory does not exist. #14437

Windows

  • Fix broken text selection for some UI elements. #14692

7.0.2

17 Apr 01:57
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The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 7 stable release. The 7.0.2 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

A list of all of the fixed issues since the 7.0.2 release can be found on the KiCad 7.0.2 milestone page. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

Version 7.0.2 is made from the 7.0 branch with some cherry picked changes from the development branch.

Packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are available. See the KiCad download page for guidance.

Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.

Changelog

General

Schematic Editor

  • Fix broken undo on alternate pin assignments. #14100
  • Add missing sheet names to PDF plot. #14233
  • Remove non-global labels from label properties dialog selection list. #14319
  • Remove replace all accelerator key from find/replace dialog. #14304
  • Create field name if user doesn’t specify one.
  • Fix sheet pin name case sensitivity issue. #14415
  • Fix incorrect position of text for some rotations when plotting. #14327
  • Ignore unknown attributes when importing CADSTAR schematic. #13526
  • Do not duplicate signals when unfolding bus definitions. #14269
  • Fix broken net-class label when using hierarchical sub-sheets. #14494
  • Fix crash when changing net label to global label. #14493
  • Ensure swapping global labels swaps inter-sheet references. #14520
  • Allow bus elements to connect. #14300
  • Fix broken symbol has changed in library ERC. #14160
  • Search fields in labels. #14075

Spice Simulator

  • Add missing .dc command to SPICE directives list. #14215
  • Added PSPICE/LTSPICE JFET model parameters. #12425
  • Handle underscore in parameter names. #14308
  • Fix crash when transistor model is missing. #14295
  • Ensure legend reflects gain/phase for AC small signal analyses. #14301
  • Don’t attempt to load unknown plot types.
  • Ignore extraneous LTSpice parameters for VDMOS models. #14299
  • Separate legacy model name from SPICE parameters. #13988
  • Do not include invalid simulation parameters. #14369
  • Fix crash loading simulation with non-existent pin. #14522

Symbol Editor

Board Editor

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