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Re: PLUGIN::Footprint*() from python


Of course, I will be very happy to help on that, if you point me to the
"lib table" branch.

The needed functions are here:

def GetPluginForPath(lpath):
        return IO_MGR.PluginFind(IO_MGR.LEGACY)
	def FootprintEnumerate(lpath):
        plug = GetPluginForPath(lpath)
        return plug.FootprintEnumerate(lpath)
	def FootprintLoad(lpath,name):
        plug = GetPluginForPath(lpath)
        return plug.FootprintLoad(lpath,name)
	def FootprintSave(lpath,module):
	plug = GetPluginForPath(lpath)
        return plug.FootprintSave(lpath,module)
	def FootprintDelete(lpath,name):
        plug = GetPluginForPath(lpath)
	def FootprintLibCreate(lpath):
        plug = GetPluginForPath(lpath)
	def FootprintLibDelete(lpath):
        plug = GetPluginForPath(lpath)
	def FootprintIsWritable(lpath):
        plug = GetPluginForPath(lpath)

    and they should be available from pcbnew.* :

it must be something like (totally untested):

import pcbnew

list_of_parts = pcbnew.FootprintEnumerate("file.mod")

for part_id in list_of_parts:
    module = FootprintLoad("file.mod",part_id)

problems will arise, and bugs will need to be hunted :-)

Greetings :-)

2012/10/19 Dick Hollenbeck <dick@xxxxxxxxxxx>

> Hi Miguel,
> I would like to be able to instantiate to PLUGINs simultaneously in a
> script, one of type
> LEGACY, and the second of type KICAD.
> Then I would like to copy all the footprints from one plugin to the other,
> thereby doing a
> conversion of the entire library behind the LEGACY plugin into the library
> behind the
> KICAD plugin.
> Is this kind of script fu something you could help us with?
> Maybe it could take two "library paths" on the command line, old and new.
> FYI, a "library path" in the context of the new KICAD format is now a
> directory, whereas a
> "library path" in the context of the LEGACY plugin is an actual *.mod
> file, but I think
> the API hides this abstractly.
> Thanks for any help you can offer,
> Dick
> P.S. Wayne and I are currently collaborating on the branch which is being
> used to add the
> "lib table" support.  So the time at which this script could be very
> useful is
> approaching.  I envision running it one time on all the package supplied
> footprint
> libraries, and that may be the end of its utility for the most part.
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Miguel Angel Ajo Pelayo
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