plotkicadsch

Utilities to print and compare version of Kicad schematics
README

Kicad schematic plotter

PlotKicadsch is a small tool to export Kicad Sch files to SVG pictures. In the future, export to other formats may be available (PDF, PNG).

This package also provides the plotgitsch command which allows to visually compare git revisions of schematics:

For more information type plotgitsch --help.

Objectives

This project is mainly an attempt at using ocaml with functional programing on a pet real-world project.

The quality of the output is not a first requirement (meaning: not supposed to match Kicad one to one), but the accuracy of positioning matters.

Installation

Stable version from OPAM

The stable version of plotkicadsch can be installed with opam. Be careful to install opam v2.0 for your platform.

opam switch create 4.09.1
opam switch 4.09.1
eval `opam config env`
opam update
opam install plotkicadsch

If you don't use opam consult the .opam files for build instructions.

Windows

For Windows users, there is an experimental opam repository which works pretty well.

Alternatively, you can simply grab precompiled binaries at

https://github.com/jnavila/plotkicadsch/releases

If you have installed git for windows, chances are that you have installed the bash environment, so drop the binaries in C:\Program Files\Git\mingw64\bin(Administrator rights required). They should be accessible on your bash command line and work just like under Linux/OSX.

Master version

The latest running version can also be installed from this repo by pinning the project in opam:

opam switch create 4.09.1
opam switch 4.09.1
eval `opam config env`
opam pin add kicadsch .
opam pin add plotkicadsch .
opam update
opam install plotkicadsch

How to

Using

All the commands have a help option. For plotgitsch, a small hands on guide is available.

Contributing

This project accepts GitHub pull requests, but as it is a self-teaching project, I would prefer to do all the core stuff. If you see some parts of the code whose style is not ocamlish or not FP ready, please let me know.

If this project happens to be of any use, let me know also!

Install
Published
24 Nov 2021
Sources
plotkicadsch-0.9.0.tbz
sha256=07ebe710fc9ddd2533be24dd368caf624d29ec7ae0fd74c99bc2b1b18f00e234
sha512=85daa669c9d77c941dce3e351487f41695c85283d38cc53b745cc3b97cfa57d56049c92478c2bf6059cb1633db619baf227d387737a53bab2cf826c053c438a1
Dependencies
base64
>= "3.0.0"
git
>= "3.4.0"
lwt_ppx
build
tyxml
>= "4.0.0"
kicadsch
= version
dune
>= "1.0"
ocaml
>= "4.09"
Reverse Dependencies