KiCad change fields visibility utility

$ open devlog

I’ve back imported footprints for a .cmp file and I’ve misunderstood  kicad’s question about the imported footprints visibility, so all went visible.

And surprise, you can not edit visibility for all fields at once.

So  little utility was born – fixvis.

Usage is pretty simple:

./fixvis file.sch fieldid newval
0 - Reference
1 - Value
2 - Footprint
3 - Datasheet
4+ - custom
newval: 0000 = visible, 0001 = hidden

Example hide all footprints:

./fixvis name.sch 2 0001 > name-nofp.sch

It would be good to have a global toggle option.

$ close devlog


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