Hey everyone, it’s been a while since I originally introduced the InvenTree project. Ever since then, there has been a lot of discussion about integrating directly with KiCad. As a daily KiCad user, I have always been very keen to link these two great open source tools together, but the stars had never aligned - until now!
So now, you can use InvenTree database as your single source of part information, including supplier data, inventory information, and part attributes. This information is pulled down into KiCad, allowing schematics to be constructed from fully qualified parts which are stored in the external database.
If you want to take this for a spin (assuming you have InvenTree installed) then you’ll have to be running KiCad nightly builds - at least until KiCad 8.0 is released, probably in a couple of weeks
I’m very happy to announce that the pieces of this puzzle have finally come together - it has been a long road to get to this point. I hope that many of you find this as useful as I do