[ILUG-BOM] CsvToKicad released.

Akshay Mishra akshaymishra at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 12:53:40 IST 2011

We have used gEDA for our Cortex-M3 based designs. The schematic is
completely in gEDA. However, for layout we had to use commercial tool for
the size required.

gEDA works like a charm and I could not but smile when I could even 'make'
my schematics. :-))

If any of the members have been able to exploit layout with open-source
tools for >2 layers please let me know, I'd love to share some notes.

Principal Engineer,

On 27 April 2011 12:39, Linux <linux at trustedmachines.com> wrote:

> Hello List,
> For electronics engineers, when using open source EDA tools,
> one of big challenge is component schematic symbols.
> If you are creating symbol for component with more than 100 pins,
> it becomes very time consuming and challenging to create error free
> symbols.
> Here is a simple program to create symbols for open source EDA kicad.
> The idea is to describe symbol in .csv format and convert .csv to schematic
> symbol.
> At preset program supports Kicad only, but we as a community can expand
> the program to include as many EDAs(free/commercial) as we can. So that
> manufactures may start distributing .csv files for their components.
> Hence I request, if you know Java, have time and know some symbol formats,
> please contribute.
> The link to program is
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/csvtokicad/
> http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Utilities/CsvToKicad.shtml
> Thank you.
> Best Regards
> Balwinder Singh
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