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Offline t1d

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KiCad Panel Appending Eagle PCB Problem
« on: December 10, 2017, 06:30:09 am »
I am creating a panel, in Kicad. I am appending it with boards created in Eagle. I am receiving the following notice:
Error loading board.
IO_ERROR: Unknown file type
from legacy_plugin.cpp : checkVersion() : line 571

I am guessing that I need to change the footprint designation in Eagle to something else. But, what and how?

I did not find it in the manual and Google let me down.

Please explain the problem and give me detailed instructions on how to correct it.

Thank you.
 

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Re: KiCad Panel Appending Eagle PCB Problem
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 07:32:30 am »
I think the coming version of Kicad will import Eagle files directly.  What version of Kicad are you using?  There are several scripts currently for importing boards that I just saw mention of on the Kicad forum.
 

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Re: KiCad Panel Appending Eagle PCB Problem
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 08:36:56 am »
I am using KiCad 4.0.7, which is the newest, I think. It does append Eagle footprint files, but only with a particular designator. The "Legacy" designator is the problem. I need to know how to change it in Eagle. At least, that is what I think is going on. I'm not sure, so I asked for help.
 

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Re: KiCad Panel Appending Eagle PCB Problem
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 05:10:13 pm »
https://forum.kicad.info/t/open-sch-in-kicad/8775/7
Check out post 7.
"You could also try https://github.com/bobc/eakit, I think it is the best Eagle to KiCad converter but then I wrote it :slight_smile: However, it does have some features others lack."
If you don't get your answer here you might try there.  Someone like BobC that wrote the import script might have a better handle on what's going on.
 

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Re: KiCad Panel Appending Eagle PCB Problem
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 07:27:15 pm »
Thank you, good sir; your program seems to have been the cure, for the ills! I am most impressed and grateful! Kudos!
 

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Re: KiCad Panel Appending Eagle PCB Problem
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 09:08:12 pm »
Just to be clear, I didn't write that. My coding skills are just barely this side of non-existent.
 


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