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Offline Synthetase

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Weird Eagle library update issue
« on: June 10, 2016, 03:22:02 am »
Hey guys, I'm somewhat of an Eagle n00b. I used it a bit a few years ago, and am now re-learning a lot of stuff trying to make this project go. Anyway, I'm trying to add a new package to an existing part and am having issues getting it to work.

So I open the library, browse to the part in question, add the package, connect the pins and everything looks fine. I tell Eagle to update all the libraries, and... the new footprint for the part is not there. If I click 'add' in the schematic or board layout window and browse to the part in the library, it's not there. If I go to the Eagle control panel and browse to the library, the new variant is not there. If I open the library to edit the part, the new variant is there. So it's there, but it's not. I can edit it, but I can't use it.

Anyone have any idea what's going on?
« Last Edit: June 10, 2016, 04:57:15 am by Synthetase »
 

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Re: Weird Eagle library update issue
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2016, 05:29:30 am »
Which OS?
If NOT [Windows] THEN END
Where is EAGLE installed and where are your library files?
I'm not sure it's the exact same thing but I've experienced weird things caused by Windows "virtual folders" or whatever it's called. I suggest you use a folder for your libraries that is not in C:\Program Files etc. If you have a second partition or drive then use that and make sure you point EAGLE to it in Options->Directories->Libraries.
 

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Re: Weird Eagle library update issue
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2016, 05:33:44 am »
You cannot save libraries to "C:\program files" if the process is not elevated. (UAC)
If you do they end up in "%userprofile%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)"
 

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Re: Weird Eagle library update issue
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2016, 06:08:17 am »
I am using Windows 7. I did wonder if there might be some weirdness going on with the library location. I've copied the folder onto a different drive and stuffed around with it, but I'm still getting the same problem.

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Re: Weird Eagle library update issue
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2016, 06:24:51 am »
Aha just figured it out! It was entirely my fault (as these things usually are...). I neglected to update the 'technology' flags for my new footprint so I couldn't find it where I thought it was. Sigh.

Thanks anyway for your suggestions.


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