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Online garethw

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Eagle user library organisation
« on: June 02, 2019, 02:16:24 am »
I'm starting to expand my own library in Eagle and want to know how others organise their libraries. For instance do you organise by component types, or brand. Do you use separate libraries for each etc?
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Offline rachaelp

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Re: Eagle user library organisation
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 05:57:35 am »
I have mine organised by component type and also split into sub-categories. I actually use the Digikey categories for the library names for a lot of things like IC's where there are numerous different types but for others I have a more general catch all library, so I have one library for passives which has all my generic RCL's, one for transistors, one for electromech, one for optoelectronic, etc. I also have a single library which is a managed library (and the ONLY one which is a managed library) so that I can map 3D packages to footprints.

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Re: Eagle user library organisation
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2019, 09:41:58 pm »
Thanks for that. I like the supplier category layout idea.
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Re: Eagle user library organisation
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 09:42:16 am »
I have libraries separated by component type: eg resistors, capacitors, connectors, discrete semiconductors etc.
I keep a common library of footprints
I keep a common set of metadata on each part, which includes the manufacturer, manufacturer partnumber, value, tolerance, etc.   
I try to keep similar components as a single part with different package options - so I might have a single part which is a 10K resistor, and I can pick between 0603, 0804, 1/4W leaded, etc.
 


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