BOM manager for KiCad

Jeff Ciesielski is developing a BOM/Component manager for KiCad:

BOMs Away!

The goal of this app is to ease the BOM management burden on designers who choose to use Kicad for their layout and schematic capture needs, allowing for faster, easier data entry, and to provide a part database for re-use in future design

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Features include:

  • Self-curated component database
    • Simply enter a part’s manufacturer, supplier, manufacturer PN, and supplier PN then click ‘save to datastore’. Information is keyed off of component value and footprint, so future uses can simply use the part lookup button to retrieve the information. Multiple suppliers, manufacturers, and part numbers are supported.
  • Like-Part consolidation
    • Everybody miskeys from time to time, this feature detects (to the best of its ability) components that are the same, but simply have mislabeled values. For example: (10K, 10k, 10 K) will be consolidated into a single value selectable by the user
  • CSV Bom Export
    • Exports PCBNew style component agregate BOMs as CSV. Suitable for upload to digikey/mouser/octopart/etc
  • KiCad Backpropegation
    • All changes can be saved back to KiCad Schematics
BOM manager for KiCad

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