What is gEDA?

The gEDA project has produced and continues working on a full GPL'd suite and toolkit of Electronic Design Automation tools. These tools are used for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production. Currently, the gEDA project offers a mature suite of free software applications for electronics design, including schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlisting into over 20 netlist formats, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.

The gEDA project was started because of the lack of free EDA tools for POSIX systems with the primary purpose of advancing the state of free hardware or open source hardware. The suite is mainly being developed on the GNU/Linux platform with some development effort going into making sure the tools run on other platforms as well.

For a complete list of freely available tools please be sure to visit Open Collector.

New users

Please read the FAQ and this tutorial. For even more information on installing and using gEDA, please look at the gEDA Wiki. Users looking for more symbols and footprints should go to the gedasymbols.org website.


Please visit the gEDA wiki for more FAQs, the official documentation, mailing lists info, licensing details, developer documentation.