Import and Export, Upverter Open JSON File Format and Search!

Our army of Orcs have been slaving away in their caverns lately*, churning out features and fixes that we believe will make your experience even better. Here are just a few that we’ve rolled out.

Import/Export

https://gist.github.com/1304381.js?file=Design_Attributes_Snippet.json

I’m very excited to officially announce the release of the most requested feature since our launch: import and export.  Right from the start, our goal was to build a system that was open and collaborative.  With that in mind, we have created the Upverter Open JSON File Format.  We believe that this is the first step to interoperability in the schematic diagram space.  We will be building tools to convert between the Upverter Open File Format and other schematic diagram tools.  Documentation for the the Upverter Open File Format can be found at http://upverter.com/support/open-json-format-documentation/.

Why JSON? The short answer is interoperability.  JSON is easy to parse in most programming languages, and easy to understand when you look at it.

Next Level Search

We’ve had a lot of requests for a better search tool, so we devoted some time to improving it.  Now, searches entered in the header will search not only the parts library, but also designs and users.  Searching the parts library is also more intelligent now – just try searching for “1500ohm resistor yageo”.  We plan on adding a lot more data to the search pipeline so that it can be even better.

Net List Export

You can now see your net list on the project page and export them to csv files.

And many, many more…

There have been lots of small improvements in the past few weeks: we reskinned the explore page and added the explore button to the user dashboard; we corrected the follow and follower count on user pages; we did a huge overhaul of our backend for better performance and stability.

We are always working on making things better around here, and currently we’re doing that by working down the list of features and fixes that you have requested. We’d like to thank all of our users for giving us great feedback and helping us improve the tool and community. Please continue to let us know what you think! You can leave feedback online or by email.

* No Orcs were unjustly harmed in the making of these features.

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