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Last Update:

31 Oct 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • KiCad Developers Team
  • Jean-Pierre Charras
  • Dick Hollenbeck
  • Wayne Stambaugh


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KiCad (Install)

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6.0.9 | Updated: 31 Oct 2022



Downloads of v 6.0.9:



Software Author(s):

  • KiCad Developers Team
  • Jean-Pierre Charras
  • Dick Hollenbeck
  • Wayne Stambaugh

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KiCad (Install) 6.0.9

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install KiCad (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade KiCad (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall KiCad (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

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2. Setup Your Environment

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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade kicad -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade kicad -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install kicad
    name: kicad
    version: '6.0.9'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'kicad' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '6.0.9'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller kicad
    Name     = "kicad"
    Version  = "6.0.9"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'kicad':
  ensure   => '6.0.9',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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Schematic Capture

With the schematic editor you can create your design without limit; there are no paywalls to unlock features. An official library for schematic symbols and a built-in schematic symbol editor help you get started quickly with your designs.

PCB Layout

Make professional PCB layouts with up to 32 copper layers. KiCad now has a push and shove router which is capable of routing differential pairs and interactively tuning trace lengths.

3D Viewer

KiCad includes a 3D viewer which you can use to inspect your design in an interactive canvas. You can rotate and pan around to inspect details that are difficult to inspect on a 2D view. Multiple rendering options allow you to modify the aesthetic appearance of the board or to hide and show features for easier inspection.

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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url32      = ''
$url64      = ''
$checksum32 = '3b15843a38b23ffc1a996b55857d45ddcb92f27a602c63500b8b8709470e0ea8'
$checksum64 = '4ea729625a916ac660b1b2c2949de89191c51558866d8f517ca68a6e05dcd377'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  url           = $url32
  url64bit      = $url64     
  softwareName  = 'KiCad*'
  checksum      = $checksum32
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  checksum64    = $checksum64
  checksumType64= 'sha256'
  silentArgs   = '/S'
  validExitCodes= @(0)

if(Get-Process -Name "kicad" -ea 0) {
  Write-Error "$packageName is running. Please close before upgrading."

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'KiCad*'
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  silentArgs   = '/S'
  validExitCodes= @(0)

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
      $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"

      $packageArgs['file'] = ''
    } else {

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
KiCad (Install) 6.0.8 1551 Friday, September 30, 2022 Approved
KiCad (Install) 6.0.7 1873 Friday, July 29, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 1365 Monday, June 27, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 6.0.6 956 Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 6.0.5 1246 Sunday, May 8, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 6.0.4 1780 Saturday, March 19, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 6.0.2 1123 Monday, February 14, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 6.0.1 1655 Monday, January 17, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 6.0.0 1156 Saturday, December 25, 2021 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 1830 Thursday, November 11, 2021 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 2003 Saturday, May 22, 2021 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 2164 Monday, December 28, 2020 Approved
KiCad (Install) 1032 Friday, November 6, 2020 Approved
KiCad (Install) 949 Monday, September 28, 2020 Approved
KiCad (Install) 1497 Saturday, May 16, 2020 Approved
KiCad (Install) 1435 Thursday, December 5, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 547 Thursday, November 28, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 955 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 651 Friday, June 7, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 588 Saturday, April 27, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 535 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 383 Friday, March 15, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 358 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 612 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 351 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 324 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 222 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 5.0.1 180 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 1597 Monday, July 23, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 5.0.0 231 Monday, July 23, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 4.0.7 666 Saturday, February 24, 2018 Approved
KiCad 4.0.2 1135 Monday, February 29, 2016 Approved
KiCad 4.0.1 484 Monday, January 4, 2016 Approved

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