I REALLY HOPE CvPCB stays in the game with enhancements.
I'm starting up a new business and hope to have product in production some time early this year.
Putting on the Engineer hat, I need a linear 5V regulator from a automotive ~12V source.
Putting on the Bean Counter hat, I need to keep costs down.
In the past, I was employed as a technician to assist in the re-design of a PCB to replace obsolete parts; in some circuits no need to change the schematic, just the part number and footprint.
Atomic parts are a great idea in my opinion; up to the point that the actual physical part number becomes obsolete but the electrical part is still available in a different form factor with a different part number... never mind the different part numbers for the same form factor part in different ordering formats and quantities.
At the moment, I am EXACTLY in the MIDDLE based on my own personal knowledge and experience; and I'm not really an expert.
Why not expand CvPCB to handle part numbers, footprints, and costs in the one tool?
If CvPCB had MORE functionality, it might be that even Atomic part users would find it helpful.
Just a thought...