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importing eagle 5 files into CS
« on: November 20, 2017, 03:28:23 pm »
I am designing a new PCB that will sit with some units designed by a subcontractor using eagle 5. Now it becomes obvious that putting the other 2 units onto the same PCB would mean 1 PCB and not 3 and a lot of cost saving (PCB tooling and PnP setups). I have tried importing his PCB files but CS seems to want a project file whereas I think with this version of eagle it only has a schematic and PCB file. Is there a way of doing this ?
 

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Re: importing eagle 5 files into CS
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 03:39:33 pm »
Have you run the addon to allow importing?

Default dir: C:\Program Files (x86)\Altium\CS\System\Installation

TeighaX_Setup_3.9.0.msi

 

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Re: importing eagle 5 files into CS
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 03:49:29 pm »
I have the eagle importer installed, is this an additional one? or am I doing something wrong in the import?
 

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Re: importing eagle 5 files into CS
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 03:51:32 pm »
If you haven't run this addon, it won't work. After that you should be able to import SCH, BRD and LIB files from Eagle.
 

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Re: importing eagle 5 files into CS
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 11:47:17 am »
I believe CS requires Eagle files to be version 6 or newer. Version 5 are binary files whilst V6 onwards are XML.

So you need to open the V5 file in Eagle 6 or later and re-save.....then should import into CS just fine. BRD and SCH files.

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