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Offline adamws

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PCB generator and helper plugin for KiCad
« on: Thu, 30 April 2020, 07:38:41 »
Hi,

those of you who did PCB design probably know that manual placement of elements is tedious task. For me it was unbearable so I decided to automate this with KiCad API.
My work can be found at https://github.com/adamws/kicad-kbplacer
It is not yet polished but should be usable at this stage. So far I did 4 projects with it and it was a breeze.

I would like to hear your feedback and suggestions about features you would like to see.
« Last Edit: Sat, 20 February 2021, 12:30:47 by adamws »

Offline Zustiur

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Re: Helper plugin for KiCad
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 18:17:45 »
I did wonder if such a tool existed. I've finished my layout for now but will try to remember this next time.

Offline adamws

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Re: Helper plugin for KiCad
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 20 February 2021, 12:29:38 »
This project was in my backlog for a while but I picked it up again and here are the results: https://github.com/adamws/keyboard-tools
It's yet another PCB generator but with slightly different approach in terms of implementation. It can be played with here http://keyboard-tools.xyz/ - I also prepared short guide: https://adamws.github.io/keyboard-tools/kicad-project-generator/guide.html

Backbone of this project is plugin I shared earlier, but it should be easier to use this way.

Offline suicidal_orange

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Re: PCB generator and helper plugin for KiCad
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 04:22:34 »
Looks like an easy way to get most of the traces done, thanks for sharing :thumb:
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Offline Fonebec

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Re: PCB generator and helper plugin for KiCad
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 11:46:03 »
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« Last Edit: Mon, 01 March 2021, 07:47:27 by Fonebec »