This simple tutorial will show you how to install the latest KiCad, schematic capture and PCB design software on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint via PPA.
KiCad is a free software suite for electronic design automation. This facilitates the design of electronic circuit schematics and conversion to PCB designs. KiCad was originally developed by Jean-Pierre Charras. It has an integrated environment for schematic capture and PCB layout design. Inside the package are bills, artwork, Gerber files, and tools for creating 3D views of PCBs and their components.
The· New official PPA Includes the latest packages from the 5.1 release series created a few months ago.
1. From the System Application Launcher or press Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard to open a terminal. Once open, run the command to add the PPA.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kicad/kicad-5.1-releases
Enter your user password (without visual feedback) when prompted and press Enter to continue.
2. Then use the command to update the system package.
sudo apt update
For Ubuntu 18.04 and above, this is done automatically during the PPA addition.
3. Install the KiCad package.
sudo apt install kicad
To remove the KiCad package, run the following command:
sudo apt remove --autoremove kicad
To remove a PPA[ソフトウェアとアップデート]->[その他のソフトウェア]Go to or run the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:kicad/kicad-5.1-releases