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EDA => KiCad => Topic started by: bson on June 02, 2018, 01:38:27 am

Title: HierPlace: Hierarchical component placement plugin
Post by: bson on June 02, 2018, 01:38:27 am
I just saw this announced on the kicad.info forums... Sweet!

https://github.com/xesscorp/HierPlace

To install it on OS X.  Unfortunately, the way KiCAD is currently bundled it needs to be reinstalled whenever KiCAD is upgraded.

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git clone git@github.com:xesscorp/HierPlace.git
cd HierPlace
sudo cp HierPlace.py /Applications/Kicad/kicad.app/Contents/SharedSupport/scripting/plugins
sudo chown $LOGNAME:admin /Applications/Kicad/kicad.app/Contents/SharedSupport/scripting/plugins/HierPlace.py
sudo chmod 755 /Applications/Kicad/kicad.app/Contents/SharedSupport/scripting/plugins/HierPlace.py

Then hit Tools => External Plugins... => Refresh Plugins, or restart KiCAD.