Have you ever had the trouble of going to the PCB quote page to re-input parameters after Kicad finished the design? We fully understand your feeling, so today we have specially solved this trouble for you.
When you click NextPCB Plug-in button on Kicad, we will export these files to your project：
1. Gerber files in the correct format for production
2. IPC-Netlist file
3. Bom-file that includes all information of components
4. Pick and Place-file used in the assembly
You can click "Save to Cart" to place an order immediately after uploading the files(which usually only takes a few seconds), our engineers will double-check the files before production.
You can also download the latest ZIP file from https://gitlab.com/nextpcbofficial/NextPCB-Plug-in-for-Kicad, then open the "Plugin and Content Manager" from the main window of KiCad and install the ZIP file via "Install from File".
You can also download the latest ZIP file from https://gitlab.com/nextpcbofficial/nextpcb-plug-in-for-kicad-files/-/blob/main/NextPCB-Plug-in-for-Kicad-v0.0.1.zip,then click Download
All information about components used in your design will be imported. For a faster component quotation, we need the following information:
1. Designator (necessary)
2. Quantity (necessary)
3. MPN/Part Number (necessary)
4. Package/Footprint (necessary)
5. Manufacturer (optional)
6. Description/value (optional)
Usually, it is easier to generate Gerber files using Kicad than other PCB design software. All you need to do is to select the necessary layers and to not forget to generate the DRILL file. Now, let’s get started!
After opening your Kicad project - .pro file, you can double-click the .kicad_pcb file or click the “PCBNew” button to open your PCB editor.
Click the icon of NextPCB on the top of the window after finishing the design of the layout.
Usually, our sales manager will review your order in 30 mins on a business day.
Our Business Hours
Mon-Fri 1:00AM-10:30AM (UTC)
During non-business hours, we will try our best to respond to you within 24 hours.
Finally, after the review and approval of our sales manager, you can preceed to checkout.
As a sponsor of KiCad, we will always support its development.
Note: Thanks to the open source community. Since we are not skilled enough to edit on Github at the moment, any feedback or questions please contact us.