I’m not sure if I’m being very slow here, but is there some way to quickly edit fields of components in eeschema?
I’ve got my schematic and board design done and the prototype board is out for manufacture. Now while I wait for it, I’d like to go through the schematic and add some more info to each component - eg assign a storage location for each component type so that when I order components and put them in a storage system, I know where to find each one.
Do I really have to edit each component, click the ‘Add a Field’ button, type in the field name (hoping I manage this without mistakes), type in the value of the field and click okay for every component on the board? Surely there’s a better way?
I gather that a big rewrite of eeschema is on the way, so asking after a Python interface for eeschema files is a bit hopeful - but if it existed, one way would be to write a script that exports fields to a spreadsheet and the reimports the field values, keyed on component ref. But it seems no such interface exists (?)
Or am I better off keeping this sort of info outside KiCAD?
Thanks for any suggestions.