Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:12 pm
cbatters wrote:Heh. "Library management" has long been a weak spot of Eagle, but
1. No direct way to duplicate a device
there were major improvements in version 4.1. So I heard. But I didn't
see them either, and was forced to read the "update.txt."
To create a new version of a package or device (or symbol, probably, but
I didn't try that one), open the library editor and create your new device
name (for instance.) Now, go back over to the Eagle control panel, and
expand the list under the libary that has the device you want to copy.
Click and drag it to the library window. Poof! Modify as needed.
If you dragged a device that has multiple packages, all the packages get
added to your new library as well. Looks like you can drag new packages
to an existing device as well. Probably pretty useful, but (as someone said)
not entirely intuitive.
One of the things I like about Eagle is that it is actively maintained. Cadsoft
has several forums for supporting Eagle (which are pretty useful), AND they seem
to listen to comments that are made there. Every version of Eagle that has
come out since I first started playing with it has had noticable improvements.