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Re: New file formats
(Wayne knows I was talking about a new footprint format.)
> Check this out:
>It is a good read, and it has some nice references at the bottom.
>Frank Bennett has that sourceforge based edif2kicad translator.
I'm have trouble Navigating around on launchpad, so I will reply via
Also I will not be able to contribute much... I, the Linux bigot,
am on a 6
month firmware contract with the evil empire, Microsoft.
My investigations lead me to believe that EDIF has been abandoned, used
mostly for schematics and symbols and not much for PCB layout or
except for OrCad schematic out, even though the orginal intent was for
A better candidate for footprints is IPC-7351
Here is a pointer to a viewer and spec:
I though there was a parser out there somewhere...
and here are 3 sample libraries referenced at:
*Version* *Contents* *Link*
IPC-7351 footprints (Least pad size) IPC7351-Least_v2.zip
IPC-7351 footprints (Nominal pad size) IPC7351-Nominal_v2.zip
IPC-7351 footprints (Most pad size) IPC7351-Most_v2.zip
Interesting that 3 different quality footprint choices are provided...
Thanks but I will be investing my time in human readable formats, even
if we have to re-invent the wheel. Sure maybe some concepts can be
borrowed, but the format fails every test I just listed in my last
email, including the ability to be handled with DSNLEXER.
Adopting this exact format, ain't where I will be spending any of my
However, as I say, I will read through it looking for concepts.
But what we will end up using will look like the lispy stuff.