I imported an eagle pcb file into kicad, and it works pretty well!
To re-create a complete project, I can make the schematic from scratch. But my question is: how can I generate, import, keep the netlist names, from the PCB to the schematic? is it possible to generate a footprint library from the pcb?
I never did something like this, and I dont know how is the best way to proceed with this.
Well,I dont know if I have to generate it backwards, but at least, some way to connect it or to know if everything is okey. Like a list of missing nets from the project schematics, etc.
About the footprint, yes, I can create it one by one, but I think it would be a nice idea to have a simple “create footprint library from pcb document”. Some PCB boards are quite dense and maybe I can miss some footprint, etc.
Do you think these are reasonable features and they can be posted in launch pad?
Judging from the Eeschema file format, it doesn’t associate nets at the .sch file level. It’s only a collection of parts, labels, and wires. Pcbnew on the other hand associates each pin of each component with a net at the .kicad_pcb level.
It would not be a trivial task to add this functionality to Eeschema: you’d be better off writing a conversion tool to change Eagle .sch to Eeschema .sch.
Kicad’s project leader and some others are working on changes to Eeschema and its file format for the next release.