If you're using KiCad,  and you agree with devbisme that the native library editor of kicad sucks donkeys, check out his KiPart utility.

 

 

No more clicking and digging through dialogs. Just use a spreadsheet to define the name and number of each pin, and where you want to have them on your part.

The command line tool takes care that the part ends up in your library of choice.

 

 

Download: https://github.com/xesscorp/KiPart

Doco: https://kipart.readthedocs.org/en/lat...

 

 

 

To install:

pip install kipart


 

 

(on my PC where the python scripts are not in the path: C:\Python27\Scripts\pip install kipart )

>C:\Python27\Scripts\pip install kipart

Collecting kipart

  Downloading kipart-0.1.6.zip

Collecting affine>=1.2.0 (from kipart)

  Downloading affine-1.2.0-py2-none-any.whl

Building wheels for collected packages: kipart

  Running setup.py bdist_wheel for kipart

  Stored in directory: C:\Users\Jan\AppData\Local\pip\Cache\wheels\03\31\d7\c482

c0fc4f82f279403c5033f4c89c9582a470e8f1dda7efc5

Successfully built kipart

Installing collected packages: affine, kipart

Successfully installed affine-1.2.0 kipart-0.1.6




 

 

Watch the video and be impressed. No more donkeys for me.

 

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