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Inject/eject JSON/YAML data to/from KiCad files.

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Inject/eject JSON/YAML data to/from KiCad Board files.


  • Parameters in one or more JSON or YAML files can be injected into a KiCad PCB file.

  • Parameters from a KiCad PCB file can be extracted and stored in a JSON or YAML file.

  • The currently-supported set of parameters can control the design rules, net classes, assignment of netclasses to particular nets, plotting options, and (X,Y)/orientation/top-bottom-side position of part footprints.

  • Subsets of parameters can be used to restrict the scope of effects upon the PCB.

  • A script is provided to allow injection/ejection of JSON/YAML data to/from a KiCad PCB file. In addition, the kinjector module can be used within other Python scripts to manipulate KiCad PCB files.


0.0.6 (2020-02-14)

  • yaml.load() will accept a KiCad board file as legal YAML, so place additional checks to detect yaml files and prevent over-writing .kicad_pcb files with YAML.

0.0.5 (2019-06-19)

  • Rearranged hierarchy of board data to more closely reflect KiCad board setup dialog.

0.0.4 (2019-06-10)

  • Added ability to inject/eject plot settings (but not drill settings).

0.0.3 (2019-06-07)

  • Added ability to inject/eject layer enables and visibility.

0.0.2 (2019-05-29)

  • Added ability to inject/eject part (X,Y), orientation, and PCB top/bottom-side.

  • Added ability to inject/eject board design rules.

  • Now works with both JSON and YAML file formats.

  • Unit tests added.

  • Command-line tool added.

  • Documentation added.

0.0.1 (2019-05-15)

  • First release on PyPI.

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