7 June 2020Initial release of kicadtojlc 2020.06.07
kicadtojlc is a simple way to convert Kicad's bill of materials and location information into a JLCPBC.com compatible file format.
1. From Kicad's PCBNew application create a .pos file.
2. From the command line, start kicadtojlc, include the .pos file as an input argument, or after starting the application.
example... ./kicadtojlc yourpcb.pos
3. Kicadtojlc will then convert the data within the xxx.pos file, to the xxx_cmp.csv and xxx_bom.csv files in the format that JLC requires.
Kicad's internal, or user created, footprints may not match the footprints that JLC uses in their library.
The file simply consists of 3 columns, separated by white spaces. The kicad footprint name, the JLC footprint name, and the rotation offset. Here is a sample file...
While creating the bill of materials file, the software prevents panellized files from creating an error at JLCpcb.
This application has been created for and used on a Linux system.
Simply run the application in Linux environment.
Download (52 KB) kicadtojlc 2020.06.07 source code in zip format