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Offline T4P

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Using Premier Farnell's Eagle Packages
« on: June 08, 2012, 04:58:28 pm »
I wanted to use some of TI's parts and downloaded the CAD from Premier Farnell but have no idea how to use them 'scripts'
Have anyone of you guys got a workaround? I'm clueless on this
 

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Re: Using Premier Farnell's Eagle Packages
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 07:14:14 pm »
I wanted to use some of TI's parts and downloaded the CAD from Premier Farnell but have no idea how to use them 'scripts'
Have anyone of you guys got a workaround? I'm clueless on this

There's a readme file in each download that should explain it, but basically you just stick the .scr file somewhere and then run it using the File -> Script option in the library editor (create a fresh library if you like to keep them all together).

A note of caution: check the thus-created library objects against the part datasheets before relying on them for a board layout.  I discovered the hard way that at least one of their downloads had two pins swapped; luckily it just resulted in weird behaviour during testing and could be bodged around without a new board, but I was unamused.  Would have been considerably more unamused had it blown something up!
 

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Re: Using Premier Farnell's Eagle Packages
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012, 02:49:30 am »
I wanted to use some of TI's parts and downloaded the CAD from Premier Farnell but have no idea how to use them 'scripts'
Have anyone of you guys got a workaround? I'm clueless on this

There's a readme file in each download that should explain it, but basically you just stick the .scr file somewhere and then run it using the File -> Script option in the library editor (create a fresh library if you like to keep them all together).

A note of caution: check the thus-created library objects against the part datasheets before relying on them for a board layout.  I discovered the hard way that at least one of their downloads had two pins swapped; luckily it just resulted in weird behaviour during testing and could be bodged around without a new board, but I was unamused.  Would have been considerably more unamused had it blown something up!

Thanks for your help! I appreciate it. Didn't think of using File section though  :-[
 


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