[ANN] Plotkicadsch version 0.8.0

It is my pleasure to announce the version 0.8.0 of plotkicadsch tools.

There are two lightweight tools:

  • plotkicadsch generates svg files from schematic files
  • plotgitsch allows to visually compare git versions of schematics

Since version 0.4.0, this version mainly brings new features to plotgitsch :

  • add compatibility with kicad 5.x
  • Manage escaped characters in strings
  • Rework diffing part to work strictly on geometrical diff for internal diffing
  • add the -z option to highlight diff zones

Windows binaries are available for download.

The utility works best if you follow the git setup guideline .

If you find issues with it, open an issue on the project’s website.

Hope you’ll find it interesting.

BTW, I’d like to start working on supporting the upcoming change in file format for schematics. Where can I find a specification of the file format?

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Is this document really up to date? the schematic part does not display the “paper” atom for instance.