KLayout - High Performance Layout Viewer And Editor

About KLayout:
Learn about the project.

Galleries:
Sample screenshots.

Documentation:
Documentation and resources.

Download and build:
Download links and build receipes.

Forum:
Meet other users or developers.

Contact:
Load off blames and praises here.

News

2014-03-16 Maintenance Release 0.23.4 is out. See Release notes for details.
2014-02-24 Packages for CenOS 6.x, Fedora and OpenSUSE are available in the download section. Thanks to Tobias for providing them.
2014-02-22 Maintenance Release 0.23.3 is out. See Release notes for details.
2014-02-17 I received a binary package for MacOS 10.9 Mavericks for version 0.23.2. It's available in the download section. Thanks to Martin for providing it.
2014-01-26 Maintenance Release 0.23.2 is out. See Release notes for details.
2013-12-07 Maintenance Release 0.23.1 is out. See Release notes for details.
2013-11-26 Long promised and anticipated by many: Release 0.23 is finally out. See Release notes for details.
2013-09-22 Maintenance Release 0.22.9 is out. See Release notes for details.
2013-07-16 A MacOS build is available for 0.22.8 Thanks again to Miguel for providing it. See Download And Build for the download link.
2013-06-22 Maintenance Release 0.22.8 is out. See Release notes for details.
2013-05-01 I have added a tool for OASIS disassembly for debugging and development purposes. See OASIS Dump Tool for details.
2013-03-28 Maintenance Release 0.22.7 is out. See Release notes for details.
2013-03-16 A MacOS build is available for 0.22.6 Thanks again to Martin for providing it. See Download And Build for the download link.
2013-03-05 Maintenance Release 0.22.6 is out. See Release notes for details.
2013-02-03 Maintenance Release 0.22.5 is out. See Release notes for details. Thanks to Martin for providing a MacOS build.
2012-12-30 Maintenance Release 0.22.4 is out. See Release notes for details.
2012-12-28 Have a happy 2013! Here's a litte new year's greeting ...
2012-11-29 RVE file reading was broken in 0.22.3. I created a patch (reports "0.22.3-r1640" in the "About" dialog). The files available for download contain this patch already.
2012-11-25 Maintenance Release 0.22.3 is out. See Release notes for details.
2012-11-25 Maintenance Release 0.22.3 is out. See Release notes for details.
2012-11-01 Maintenance Release 0.22.2 is out. See Release notes for details.
2012-10-22 For 0.22.1 there now is a binary installation package for Debian/Ubuntu. Thanks to Peter for providing it. See Download And Build for the download link.
2012-10-09 Maintenance Release 0.22.1 is out. See Release notes for details.
2012-09-26 New web site layout: larger fonts, nicer look, modern style, brighter colors ... I hope you'll enjoy it.
2012-09-19 The new major version 0.22 is finally out, with a lot of new functionality. See Release notes for details and Download And Build for the download link and Release notes for details.
2012-07-07 Version 0.21.19 is available for MacOS 10.7. Thanks to Martin for providing it. See Download And Build for the download link.
2012-06-19 Maintenance Release 0.21.19 is out. See Release notes for details.
2012-05-19 Now there is a binary installation package for Debian/Ubuntu. Thanks to Peter for providing it. See Download And Build for the download link.
2012-05-14 Maintenance Release 0.21.18 is out. See Release notes for details.
2012-04-12 Maintenance Release 0.21.17 is out. See Release notes for details.
2012-03-31 Peter Ragosch has kindly provided a nice PDF manual for KLayout 0.21.16. Download the document here: Klayout-0.21.16.pdf.
2012-03-29 The "known bugs and issues" list is now up to date again.
2012-03-13 A MacOS binary is available now for 0.21.16 (thanks to Keith for providing it). See Downloads for details.
2012-03-05 Maintenance Release 0.21.16 is out. See Release notes for details.
2012-01-22 Maintenance Release 0.21.15 is out. See Release notes for details.
2011-11-28 Maintenance Release 0.21.14 is out. See Release notes for details.
2011-11-07 A MacOS 10.7 binary is available now for 0.21.13 (thanks to Miguel for providing it). See Downloads for details.
2011-09-22 A description of the command-line arguments is now provided here: Command-Line Arguments.
2011-09-19 A collection of useful ruby scripts is published here: Documentation/Useful Ruby Modules. This is a compilation of scripts from the forum and other sources.
2011-09-19 Maintenance Release 0.21.13 is out. See Release notes for details.
2011-07-29 Maintenance Release 0.21.12 is out. See Release notes for details.
2011-06-26 Maintenance Release 0.21.11 is out. See Release notes for details.
2011-05-06 Maintenance Release 0.21.10 is out. See Release notes for details.
2011-04-20 Maintenance Release 0.21.9 is out. See Release notes for details.
2011-04-06 Maintenance Release 0.21.8 is out. See Release notes for details.
2011-03-26 Maintenance Release 0.21.7 is out. See Release notes for details.
2011-02-26 A MacOS binary is available now for 0.21.6 (as usual thanks to Felix). See Downloads for details.
2011-02-20 Maintenance Release 0.21.6 is out. See Release notes for details.
2011-02-11 A documentation of the report database format and a comprehensive explanation of transformations in KLayout is provided in the Resources section now.
2011-02-03 Maintenance Release 0.21.5 is out. See Release notes for details.
2011-01-25 New Windows packages are provided for 0.21.4. The previous ones did not correctly install the image reader plugins. If you encounter problems reading .jpg, .gif or .tiff files, reinstall 0.21.4 with these packages. See Downloads for the download links.
2011-01-24 A MacOS binary is available now for 0.21.4 (as usual thanks to Felix). See Downloads for details.
2011-01-19 Maintenance Release 0.21.4 is out. See Release notes for details.
2011-01-11 A MacOS binary is available now for 0.21.3 (again thanks to Felix). See Downloads for details.
2011-01-09 A new installer and zip container has been provided for the WIN64 version of 0.21.3. These packages contain the correct version for the VC++ runtime libraries.
2011-01-01 A comprehensive description of the DXF capabilities is provided. See DXF format for details.
2010-12-27 Maintenance Release 0.21.3 is out. See Release notes for details.
2010-12-19 Maintenance Release 0.21.2 is out. See Release notes for details.
2010-12-07 A MacOS binary is available now (thanks to Felix). Also, a MinGW legacy build is available to support W2K. See Downloads for details.
2010-12-06 Maintenance Release 0.21.1 is out. See Release notes for details.
2010-11-29 Fixed the tarkit of 0.21 - some files were missing. Please download again.
2010-11-28 Release 0.21.0 is out. See Release notes for details.
2010-08-05 Added a page describing the current development topics (see Current Development).
2010-05-31 Added some notes about using KLayout with QtRuby. See RBA and QtRuby for details.
2010-05-27 A MacOS 10.6 binary is provided for 0.20.2 (thanks to Felix). See 0.20.2 release notes for the download link.
2010-05-27 A new version of the 0.20.2 source tarkit is provided which again supports older ruby versions (namely 1.8.1).
2010-05-25 Maintenance Release 0.20.2 is out. See Release notes for details.
2010-05-23 Maintenance Release 0.20.1 is out. See Release notes for details.
2010-05-01 Release 0.20 is out. See Release notes for details.
2009-12-17 Maintenance release 0.19.3 is out. See Release notes for details.
2009-12-14 Version 0.19.2 is available for MacOS (thanks to Chris). See Download and build for the download link.
2009-12-07 A new windows zip archive and installer are available for 0.19.2. This package includes the image format plugins for Qt. See Download and build for the download link.
2009-12-05 Maintenance release 0.19.2 is out. See Release notes for details.
2009-11-30 Maintenance release 0.19.1 is out. See Release notes for details.
2009-11-30 Version 0.19 is available for MacOS. See Download and build for the download link.
2009-11-27 A development snapshot will be provided from now on here. This snapshot is taken from the development trunk and will be updated regularly.
2009-11-24 RBA documentation for older API versions has been provided here: RBA introduction.
2009-11-24 A new Windows download has been provided which uses a stable combination of Qt and MinGW now. Stability issues for version 0.19 should now be fixed. See Download And Build for the download link.
2009-11-21 Release 0.19 is out. See Release notes for details.
2009-11-05 Maintenance release 0.18.2 is out. See Release notes for details.
2009-08-05 A universal binary is available now for MacOS 10.5.7 for download. See Release notes for details.
2009-08-02 Version 0.18.1 is released. See Release notes for details.
2009-07-28 KLayout how has opened a forum to share your knowledge, ask questions or get in touch with the development team. A registration is required to write comments or start discussions. Go to the "Sign In" page and apply for a membership.
Go to the forum ...
2009-07-12 Version 0.18 is released. See Release notes for details.
2009-04-20 Version 0.17.2 is released. See Release notes for details.
2009-03-27 Version 0.17.1 is released. See Release notes for details.
2009-03-23 Version 0.17 is released. See Release notes for details.
2009-01-07 Version 0.16.1 is released. See Release notes for details.
2008-12-27 Version 0.16 is released. See Release notes for details.
2008-08-08 Version 0.15 is released. This version now features an editor mode. See Release notes for details.
2008-04-04 Version 0.14 is released. See Release notes for details.
2008-03-03 A "known bugs and issues" section has been added to this documentation.
2008-01-16 Version 0.13 is released. See Release notes for details.
2007-11-06 The Windows zip archive for version 0.12 was replaced by a different build which is expected to be more stable (by aligning compilers used for Qt and KLayout core).
The size of the new zip archive (klayout-0.12-win32.zip) is 7551900 Bytes.
2007-11-02 Version 0.12 is released. See Release notes for details.
The new version offers scripting capabilities using Ruby as a scripting language.
2007-06-22 Version 0.11 is released. See Release notes for details.
2007-05-01 Version 0.10 is released. See Release notes for details.