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Re: Request for advice on building an exporting capability from Scheme-it to KiCad


Hi Ed,

Thank you for interest in KiCad. The approach depends on what you want
to achieve, if you simply want to create a board basing on schematics
exported from Scheme-it, then a netlist file should be enough.
Unfortunately, I am not aware of a document describing KiCad netlist
format, but it is an ASCII file, so perhaps it will not be hard to
understand. Remember you will need to assign footprints using KiCad
library IDs to get them in the board layout editor.


On 01/17/2018 07:19 PM, Ed Henderson wrote:
> Greetings all.
> I am a developer of an online schematic/drawing tool. This tool does
> simple schematics, but in no way would compete with a tool like KiCad.
> We would however like to offer users a path for their projects if they
> need to go further with them. KiCad is a wonderful tool, and we would
> like to see what we could do
> to allow users to move their work into a KiCad project.
> I'm writing to ask for suggestions on how we might do this in the
> 'simplest' manner. If we were able to generate just a netlist (not
> graphical symbols or wiring), would there be a useful way to use that
> information in a KiCad project?
> Thanks in advance for any advice/suggestions you might have to offer.
> Regards,
> Ed

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