Feature Request (v6.99): Plot output filename configuration

I’m wondering if the following has been discussed, and perhaps on a list already:

I currently use FilePlot to generate PDF output for eeschema.

Basic functionality works great. However, it would be useful to me if the output file dialog would allow the use of template strings (other variables?) in the output file name.

Perhaps something like:
Output filename definition:
“myProject_”+${Title}+"_Rev"+${REVISION}+"-"+${Comment8}"

Output filename result:
myProject_Illudium-Q-36-Explosive-Space-Modulator_Rev1224-x314.extension

…where extension is specified by the current selection of the Output Format bullet list.

With the output directory and file definition saved for the project when next time KiCad is started up.

Is this a new & worthy endeavor?

-Chris

Current dialog:

Application: KiCad Schematic Editor (64-bit)

Version: (6.99.0-3282-g9523586bf1), release build

Libraries:
wxWidgets 3.1.7
FreeType 2.11.1
HarfBuzz 4.2.0
FontConfig 2.14.0
libcurl/7.83.1-DEV Schannel zlib/1.2.12

Platform: Windows 10 (build 19044), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW

Build Info:
Date: Sep 8 2022 07:27:00
wxWidgets: 3.1.7 (wchar_t,wx containers)
Boost: 1.79.0
OCC: 7.6.0
Curl: 7.83.1-DEV
ngspice: 37
Compiler: Visual C++ 1929 without C++ ABI

Build settings:
KICAD_SPICE=ON

1 Like

We need to wait for this: CAM output automation / CAM manager combining all plotting and manufacturer data creation (lp:#1838987) (#2475) · Issues · KiCad / KiCad Source Code / kicad · GitLab (hopefully in v8)

Fantastic plan! Thanks for the info.