Hi there, my first post.
I recently discovered KiCad, and have had great success - going from a design in my head to high quality PCBs made at home using a laser printer and etching. I had previously struggled to use Eagle without much success. I particularly love the consistent interface across the entire suite of tools, and the logical separation between the schematic symbol and the footprint. Please don’t ever succumb to the suggestion that integrating all data for a component into a single (intimidating) library definition is a good idea - it most certainly is not.
p.s. I’m running on Windows (XP), with help from KiCadWinBuilder 3.4.
Anyway, to my reason for posting…
I recently reran the “make.bat” file in the KiCadWinBuilder in order to update the software, the new build is BZR5993.
My problem is that I can no longer open .net files with the front end. I double click and nothing happens. This used to be the step in which I would associate footprints with schematic components. I see mention that the workflow has changed recently, but it isn’t clear to me how I am now supposed to accomplish this task. Can someone tell me?
In my case I only wanted to print off the component list in lieu of a BOM. When that failed I tried the actual BOM function and found it totally opaque. (Plugin? Wtf is it asking me for a plugin?). Is there an easier way print off a simple component list?