KiCad Tools Collection

On this site you can find many tools, which are written by KiCad users to improve the workflow with KiCad.

FreeCAD for Complex PCB Outlines

It's very easy to import a DXF file, that was created with FreeCAD's sketcher:

Replicate Layout

Implemnts a repetitive place and route within PCBnew, when the schematic is based on identical hierarchical sheets:

Interactive HTML BOM

KiCad Partslist Editor

It's a Phython tool with GUI for exporting and back importing various fields of hierarchical schematics to and from CSV.


Similar to KiCad Partlist Editor, but seems to be maturer:


Create uniform schematic symbols from a CSV file.
Due to a missing property editor in KiCad, this seems to be a good workaround! Supports pin-type, side (left/right), automatic pin-sort, units (for large devices) and many more


Collects prices based on manufacturer part numbers from the webstores of Digi-Key, Mouser and Farnell (Element 14).


KiBoM is a configurable BOM (Bill of Materials) generation tool for KiCad EDA. Written in Python, it can be used directly with KiCad software without the need for any external libraries or plugins.
KiBoM intelligently groups components based on multiple factors, and can generate BoM files in multiple output formats.
BoM options are user-configurable in a per-project configuration file.


create your logo design in Inkscape and convert it then to a KiCad module, so you can place it on your PCB.


simple c-programm that extracts a BOM out of a netlist.
This is written by me, an should perhaps be converted into a python script for the BOM generator in EEschema

footprint wizard

The wizard is built into KiCad's PCBnew (or more precisely the footprint editor)

KiCad Librarian

manage, compare and modify symbol and footprint libraries.


Assistance tool for manual pick and place

KiCad Sheet Rearranger

Change the order of sheets in hierarchical schematics (only flat hierarchy is supported)

Altium to KiCad Converter

This tool is available as an online service:

or on GitHub:


Merges existing symbols with metadata and footprint from


A tool for exporting production files from the command line:


This tool exports a .brd file, which can be opend with the OpenBoardView.

Action Plugins for KiCad 5+

Tool-Collections of other People

Automation tool kit for panelization and Gerber export.

kicad_tools_collection.txt · Zuletzt geändert: 2020/04/19 06:29 von karl