KiCad

Homepage www.kicad-pcb.org
Code launchpad.net/kicad

My python tools

My eeschema library

pyeeschema.tar
Archive contains:
pyeeschema/eeschema/schItem.py
pyeeschema/eeschema/sch.py
pyeeschema/eeschema/__init__.py
pyeeschema/setup.py

This is .sch python importer library, it has no dependence outside,
just pure python, I tried interface make clean, internals are bit
messy, but it is very short. It is made with some inspiration
from Mr. Baranovsky ans Svofski (klonor-kicad).

TODO:
- documentation
- cleanup
- s = Sheet() shouldn't contain any stuff after creation
- tests

KiCad wxPython tools

hierarchicalKiCad.tar
hierarchicalKiCad/clone.py
hierarchicalKiCad/hierarchicalKiCad.py
hierarchicalKiCad/layClones.py
hierarchicalKiCad/refTools.py

It uses eeschema library above. hierarchicalKiCad.py is wxPython
utility to create high level schematics containng subsheets
copied from existing schematics. Program cares itself about,
references. existing schematics must have drawed rectangle
around content.

You can specify number of copies, the subschematics are copied,
modified and saved. I recommend new folder for this "build".

You must than normally contiune in eeschema: annotate, netlist.
Then goto pcbnew and import netlist. Then comes the time for
second utility.

TODO:
- documentation
- Restart reference numbering, right now is good to have every template
referenced from 1 (R1,R2,... etc.) to avoid high reference number buildup
- Bounding box automatical.

layClones.py is wxPython utility able to do board outline and layout
of clones from preceeding layouts. You need to provide high-level
schematic builded step before and board dimensions in mm. Template
layouts should have the same name.kicad_pcb and same path as original
template schematics, template pcb outline is specified by common
pcb edge outline.

pcbnew scripting inspired by LordBlick

TODO:
- Implement zones
- backup pristine (only netlist imported), it would need some consistency check
- backup already existing
Test project test1.tar [4.6 MB] contains template files and directories "build1" and "build2" created by this utility. Try make yourself build3 from files in root directory...

Compilation of latest KiCad version on Debian Testing

First time installation

Check if you have installed cmake>=2.8.1, zlib, wxGTK3 and wxGTK3-devel.
bzr checkout lp:kicad
mkdir kicad/build
cd kicad/build
cmake -DBUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON  -DKICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON -DKICAD_SCRIPTING=ON -DKICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON ../
make
make install
For libraries of components and footprints do
git clone https://github.com/KiCad/kicad-library.git
cd kicad-library
mkdir build 
cd build/ 
cmake ../ 
sudo make install
Modules will be stored in /usr/local/share/kicad/modules. Now if you want the KiCad documentation here you go:
bzr branch --stacked lp:~kicad-developers/kicad/doc
cd kicad-doc
mkdir build 
cd build/ 
cmake ../
make
sudo make install
Docs will be installed to /usr/local/share/doc/kicad/.

Update

cd kicad/build
bzr update
make -j 2
make install
Source: http://www.kicad-pcb.org/display/DEV/Building+KiCad+on+Linux

Significant ~kicad-product-committers/kicad/product revisions