Re: Eagle and Kicad

From: Marko Mäkelä <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2016 15:50:18 +0200
Message-ID: <20160108135018.GA2417@x220>
On Fri, Jan 08, 2016 at 09:15:03AM +0100, wrote:
>The last time I checked (at the time of EAGLE V7.0), KiCAD seemed to be 
>already a viable contender. And I saw quite impressive projects done 
>using KiCAD/gEDA. So I was tempted already a number of times to 
>eventually do the switch.

Me too. But I never have the time. :(

This link has not been mentioned yet:

When I looked a bit around (maybe following links from that post) about 
a year or two ago, I even found some Commodore 64 hobby stuff at the 
CERN web pages.

I wonder if KiCAD/gEDA can be tweaked to support two-way annotation 
(rename a signal in the circuit board, and get it renamed in the 
schematics), or even incremental design (modify the schematic without 
having to restart your circuit board design from the scratch). Maybe 
there are some scripts for doing this; AFAIU the format is text-based 
and thus theoretically easy to handle by sed, awk, perl, and of course 
version control systems.

Another concern that I had was how to submit the board designs to 
manufacturing. Many shops take Eagle files.

>Maybe you can be the one who eventually gives me the needed kick and 
>motivation? Would be great to hear from you on the matter.

Right, someone please pave the road for us all! :)


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