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Downloads of v 8.0.1:


Last Update:

16 Mar 2024

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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8.0.1 | Updated: 16 Mar 2024



Downloads of v 8.0.1:



Software Author(s):

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

KiCad (Install) 8.0.1

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Scan Testing Exemption for this package version only:

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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:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • 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: '8.0.1'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'kicad' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '8.0.1'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller kicad
    Name     = "kicad"
    Version  = "8.0.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'kicad':
  ensure   => '8.0.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 16 Mar 2024.



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)"
$url64      = 'https://github.com/KiCad/kicad-source-mirror/releases/download/8.0.1/kicad-8.0.1-x86_64.exe'
$checksum64 = '1c2ad1627d18614e9cdf5725e8a98db02597148c9f888dc31e6402504805dd5e'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  url64bit      = $url64     
  softwareName  = 'KiCad*'
  checksum64    = $checksum64
  checksumType64= 'sha256'
  silentArgs   = '/S /allusers'
  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 /allusers'
  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)"}

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
KiCad (Install) 1379 Saturday, February 24, 2024 Approved
KiCad (Install) 8.0.0 39 Saturday, February 24, 2024 Approved
KiCad (Install) 7.0.11 179 Friday, February 23, 2024 Approved
KiCad (Install) 7.0.10 1675 Saturday, December 30, 2023 Approved
KiCad (Install) 7.0.9 1098 Thursday, November 9, 2023 Approved
KiCad (Install) 7.0.8 1716 Monday, October 2, 2023 Approved
KiCad (Install) 7.0.7 1875 Wednesday, August 16, 2023 Approved
KiCad (Install) 7.0.6 1516 Friday, July 7, 2023 Approved
KiCad (Install) 7.0.5 2160 Monday, May 29, 2023 Approved
KiCad (Install) 7.0.2 3387 Monday, April 17, 2023 Approved
KiCad (Install) 7.0.1 2717 Monday, March 13, 2023 Approved
KiCad (Install) 7.0.0 977 Sunday, March 5, 2023 Approved
KiCad (Install) 6.0.11 1909 Monday, January 30, 2023 Approved
KiCad (Install) 6.0.10 1539 Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Approved
KiCad (Install) 6.0.9 1902 Monday, October 31, 2022 Approved
KiCad (Install) 6.0.8 1579 Friday, September 30, 2022 Approved
KiCad (Install) 6.0.7 1896 Friday, July 29, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 1388 Monday, June 27, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 6.0.6 1245 Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 6.0.5 1273 Sunday, May 8, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 6.0.4 1971 Saturday, March 19, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 6.0.2 1155 Monday, February 14, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 6.0.1 1685 Monday, January 17, 2022 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 6.0.0 1187 Saturday, December 25, 2021 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 1851 Thursday, November 11, 2021 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 2027 Saturday, May 22, 2021 Exempted
KiCad (Install) 2302 Monday, December 28, 2020 Approved
KiCad (Install) 1059 Friday, November 6, 2020 Approved
KiCad (Install) 971 Monday, September 28, 2020 Approved
KiCad (Install) 1535 Saturday, May 16, 2020 Approved
KiCad (Install) 1465 Thursday, December 5, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 582 Thursday, November 28, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 983 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 678 Friday, June 7, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 610 Saturday, April 27, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 572 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 417 Friday, March 15, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 385 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Approved
KiCad (Install) 649 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 390 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 350 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 255 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 5.0.1 212 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 1632 Monday, July 23, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 5.0.0 274 Monday, July 23, 2018 Approved
KiCad (Install) 4.0.7 714 Saturday, February 24, 2018 Approved
KiCad 4.0.2 1177 Monday, February 29, 2016 Approved
KiCad 4.0.1 516 Monday, January 4, 2016 Approved

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