KiCad6 – JLCPCB tools
Plugin to generate all files necessary for JLCPCB board fabrication and assembly
- Gerber files
- Excellon files
- BOM file
- CPL file
Furthermore it lets you search the JLCPCB parts database and assign parts directly to the footprints which result in them being put into the BOM file.
Add my custom repo to the Plugin and Content Manager, the URL is
This plugin will download the JLCPCB database (CSV format) located at:
And will transform it into a SQlite3 database stored in:
Select LCSC parts from the JLCPCB parts database
Select one or multiple footprints, click select part. You can select parts with equal value and footprint using the Select alike button. In the upcoming modal dialog, search for parts, select the one of your choice and click select part. The LCSC number of your selection will then be assigned to the footprints.
Generate fabrication data
Generate all necessary assembly files for your board with a simple click.
A new directory called
jlcpcb is created, and in there, two separate folders are created,
In the gerber folder all necessary
*.drl files are generated and zipped, ready for upload to JLCPCB. The zipfile is named
In the assembly folder, two files are generated,
Footprints are included into the BOM and CPL files according to their
exclude from BOM and
exclude from CPL attributes.
Footprint rotation correction
JLCPCB seems to need corrected rotation information. @matthewlai implemented that in his JLCKicadTools and I adopted his work in this plugin as well. You can download Matthews file from GitHub as well als manage your own corrections in the Rotation manager.