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BOMs Away! – BOM/Component manager for KiCad

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Thanks to Drew for sharing. Via Jeff Ciesielski on GitHub.

IMO, KiCad is one of the best EDA tools out there, with just one major problem: Bill of Materials management is rough. If you make more than 1 board a year, you probably know how frustrating it can be to get everything together for an order. There are multiple ways to export a BOM (each with their own ups and downs), and the process of selecting and entering components is excruciatingly manual.

You can of course create custom components on a per MPN basis, but this can be time consuming and forces you to maintain a large number of individual component libraries.

The goal of this app is to ease the bom management burden on designers who choose to use Kicad for their layout and schematic capture needs, allowing for faster, easier data entry, and to provide a part database for re-use in future designs.

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