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Title: Eagle License for 7.7.0
Post by: Infrared_Fred on November 28, 2020, 01:20:21 am
Does anyone know if there is a way to upgrade capabiltites from the freeware version of Eagle 7.7.0 to the "Standard" version where you can do more than 100x80mm 2 layer etc.? I think the "Standard" license capabilties were something like 160x100mm or someting and 4 layer, etc.  My main concern is the board size limitation were you can't go any bigger than about 3"x4".  I will not get a subscription, since i do not want anything that cannot pay for once and be done with.  I would vastly prefer not switching to KiCad or anything else due to the learning curve and I am already established in Eagle.    Thank you for any help!
Title: Re: Eagle License for 7.7.0
Post by: Karel on November 28, 2020, 08:24:24 am
I tried to buy the full/professional/ultimate version of Eagle V7 but somehow, Autodesk doesn't like my money.
I had many discussions and they preferred I switched to another CAD instead of selling me an older version of Eagle.
Title: Re: Eagle License for 7.7.0
Post by: georgian on November 28, 2020, 07:09:14 pm
I have an eagle 7.7.0 standard lifetime license and i bought one for the newer version (expired after one year). I did almost all the work on the 7.7.0 version and when I had to place components outside the minimum area I did in on the newer version. There is backwards compatibility for files.
I just don't like the colors on the new version and the fact that is made for big screens. Less working area and the tool bars look bigger on the small screens
Title: Re: Eagle License for 7.7.0
Post by: Jeroen3 on November 28, 2020, 10:12:16 pm
Isn't 7.7 already the online version?
Then just buy fusion 360, you get eagle license "for free".
Title: Re: Eagle License for 7.7.0
Post by: ataradov on November 28, 2020, 10:12:56 pm
7.7 is the last real version.
Title: Re: Eagle License for 7.7.0
Post by: macegr on November 28, 2020, 11:32:43 pm
We are already looking at the loss of 7.7 on a platform in the somewhat near term. It will not run on Apple M1 hardware without emulation, it will not be recompiled for that architecture. So in maybe 4 or 5 years, there will be a very small and shrinking number of Mac users able to run native Eagle 7.

I still have old running Macs, plus Windows and Linux options for continuing to run Eagle. But all my new personal designs have been in KiCad. Industry is settling into Altium pretty much everywhere else I've seen.
Title: Re: Eagle License for 7.7.0
Post by: georgian on November 30, 2020, 11:26:10 pm
We are already looking at the loss of 7.7 on a platform in the somewhat near term. It will not run on Apple M1 hardware without emulation, it will not be recompiled for that architecture. So in maybe 4 or 5 years, there will be a very small and shrinking number of Mac users able to run native Eagle 7.

I still have old running Macs, plus Windows and Linux options for continuing to run Eagle. But all my new personal designs have been in KiCad. Industry is settling into Altium pretty much everywhere else I've seen.

I'm using eagle 7.7.0 on mac book pro 2015 osx 10.15.6 and it always quits when I zoom in too fast. Sometime it makes graphics problems. I never had any issues with windows (7 and 10).
I guess you are right, this version will become obsolete. Still very powerful with lifelong license, made to be used offline, which is the greatest advantage for me.
Title: Re: Eagle License for 7.7.0
Post by: DiTBho on May 27, 2021, 02:32:57 pm
I'd like to buy a license for Linux .... but it seems impossible  :-//
Title: Re: Eagle License for 7.7.0
Post by: Unixon on June 05, 2021, 06:54:12 pm
Does anyone know if there is a way to upgrade capabiltites from the freeware version of Eagle 7.7.0 to the "Standard" version where you can do more than 100x80mm 2 layer etc.?
There is a complete workaround for board size and partial workaround for number of layers.
Eagle CAD itself is not touched in any way.

Workaround for layers is described in this topic (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1374-diy-trezor-crypto-hardware-wallet-part-1/) - it is simple and can be done manually, while the board size thing requires some automation.
Title: Re: Eagle License for 7.7.0
Post by: montemcguire on July 24, 2021, 03:40:12 am
I'm using eagle 7.7.0 on mac book pro 2015 osx 10.15.6 and it always quits when I zoom in too fast. Sometime it makes graphics problems. I never had any issues with windows (7 and 10).

I'm using a Mid 2015 MBP but it's running El Capitan (10.11.6) and Eagle 7.7.0 is flawless. Putting off the inevitable changeover as long as possible - I have a nice setup with Eagle now, and I don't need the downtime switching to something else.

Eventually, that will probably be KiCAD, but maybe Altium. We shall see, but for now it's happy times with Eagle 7.7.0!

Monte McGuire