What’s the proper workflow for creating BOMs that are compatible with popular vendors, such as JLCPCB, 7PCB, and Circuithub?
The exported BOMs usually require quite a lot of massaging before they are accepted by these vendors, and often I just am stuck doing it all manually in a spreadsheet. I’d like to stop doing that. (I mean, a little editing is expected)
Similarly, where is the correct field in the part to add manufacturer information? In eeschema there’s reference, value, footprint, datasheet. Should I add another field called “MFG PN” or something? For commodity parts, is there a more general way to do this? (for example, 1k 1% for a resistor)
Looks like the BOM is properly exported from eeschema, not pcbnew, and many plugins are available. It’s just not clear how to do this cleanly.