The Upverter Universal Format Converter
A command line python anything-in anything-out file converter to go between the multitude of electrical circuit schematic file formats. This project was started by Upverter (http://upverter.com).
core/- All of the converter code
doc/- Everything related to documentation
library/- Library files for the software packages that dont export complete files
parser/- All of the in code
test/- A set of test files for each format
writer/- All of the out code
usage: upconvert.py [-h] [-i INPUT] [-f TYPE] [-o OUTPUT] [-s SYMDIRS [SYMDIRS ...]] [-t TYPE] optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -i INPUT, --input INPUT read INPUT file in -f TYPE, --from TYPE read input file as TYPE -o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT write OUTPUT file out -t TYPE, --to TYPE write output file as TYPE -s SYMDIRS [SYMDIRS ...], --sym-dirs SYMDIRS [SYMDIRS ...] specify SYMDIRS to search for .sym files (for gEDA only) --unsupported run with an unsupported python version --raise-errors show tracebacks for parsing and writing errors --profile collect profiling information -v, --version print version information and quit --formats print supported formats and quit
Where to Get Help
Github: Submit an issue, or pull request. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The converter can import and export in the following popular open and closed source formats.
- Upverter OpenJSON
- RS274-X Gerber
- Eagle XML (in testing)
- ViewDraw / DxDesigner (in testing)
- DSN (in testing)
- PNG Image
- Bill of Materials
- CSV Netlist
- Altium (in development)
- Telesis Netlist (in development)
Format Wish List
This is the list of formats we wish we supported, and will work on or finish someday soon. We are looking for developers to help us so please ping us if you're interested!
- Drill Data in Excellon format
- Existing supported formats - layout data
To use an Upverter Open JSON export in another piece of software, you will need to convert it into that software's proprietary format. Likewise, to get your data out of another piece of software and import it into Upverter, you will also need to run their export through the converter. We are working to make this easier, but we will largely depend on community contribution and the participation of the other vendors.
Interchange Format Documentation
The converter is based on the Upverter Open JSON Format fully documented at http://upverter.com/resources/open-json-format/. We hope that someday all of the major providers of schematic capture software will support interoperability with open formats like this one.
The converter has been an ongoing project since mid-2011 made up of many, many contributions by a team of distributed developers associated by little more than our desire to fix what we see as the horribly broken world of ECAD interoperability. The key contributors are as follows:
- jdavisp3 - KiCad, Fritzing, EagleXML, Stability
- elbaschid - gEDA
- iparshin - EagleBin
- foobarmus - Gerber
- patrickyeon - ViewDraw, Image
- machinaut - OpenJSON, Architecture