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The KiCad software tool come with an additional component library package and a documentation package. Once you install all three packages you are set with a full fledged software tool for PCB design. Any necessary PDF documentation will be then available from the Help menu of each KiCad application (Eeschema, Cvpcb, etc.).  The same documentation is available here too.

In this section you can find the official KiCad documentation in PDF directly pooled from the KiCad code repository.

KiCad Reference Manual.

Eeschema Reference Manual.

Cvpcb Reference Manual.

Pcbnew Reference Manual.

Gerbeview Reference Manual.

Getting Started in KiCad. Essential and concise guide to mastering kicad for the successful development of sophisticated electronic printed circuit boards.

Documentation in other languages

The KiCad documentation is available in other languages too. Mind that for languages either than English documents might be outdated.

Additional tutorials

A pretty good generic tutorial on how to use KiCad is made by Teho Labs.

Scripting manuals

In case you are interesting in scripting, please refer to the KiCad Scripting Reference Manual.

KiCad users mailing list

KiCad users can take advantage of the KiCad users mailing list for asking and answering questions. Before jumping in it please try to find the answers to your questions in the many reference manuals available.

KiCad tutorials

A fun way to start your journey into PCB design with KiCad is to have a look at the many KiCad tutorial section.

Reporting problems

If you think you want to contribute to the KiCad documentation or if you want to report a problem, please refer to the LibreOffice documentation files and to the KiCad developers mailing list

 

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