Hello all, I am a new user to KiCad. I chose this software to keep all my work open-source, yet take advantage of a powerful tool. So far I am pretty happy.
Editing multiple components with KiCad can be incredibly tedious. I recently found the KiField Python Package and this certainly is the way to go. I created two batch files: one for exporting, and then I can edit the csv file, and the second for importing, and deleting the now defunct csv file. This way I can ensure I don’t overwrite values that I manually set in eeschema.
My Question is this: I created a new field in the csv file called “mfg” for manufacturer part number. I then changed the name two “PartNumber”. Now every component has two fields. It seems that removing columns from the cvs file does not removed the field from each component. Does anybody have a solution for this?
kifield -x TopLevel.sch -r -i Scripts\exportedCom.xlsx
kifield -x Scripts\exportedCom.xlsx -r -i TopLevel.sch