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November 4, 2011 AT 11:30 am

EAGLE v6 beta – XML export, some example files and screenshots…

Minyboost

Ok, hot off the press. We installed EAGLE v6 beta and the XML support is there.

Pt 35

Pt 36

Here are the actual files we made with EAGLE 6 too (Mintyboost).

http://www.adafruit.com/pt/mintyboostv3.brd
http://www.adafruit.com/pt/mintyboostv3.sch


And here are some new features… Design Link is search tied in to Newark for parts and data sheets.

Designlink

Schem Designlink

Pcbquote
PCB quote is not working yet, but that seems to be a new service for getting PCBs made.

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7 Comments

  1. This is great; Design link looks awesome, it would save so much time in BOM management, hopefully they add Digikey and Mouser support too.

  2. Am I missing something. the download on the betatest page is to version 5.91.1 is this the same as v6?

  3. @clokey 5.9.1.1 is the Beta of V6. I was bit confused at first, too ;) Here’s are detailed break down of features:

    http://www.element14.com/community/thread/15257

  4. FYI – the best place to ask CadSoft questions about or discussion the new Beta is in the official EAGLE Beta forum. Available via NNTP at news.cadsoft.de or on element14:

    http://www.element14.com/community/community/knode/cad_tools/cadsoft_eagle/forums/betatest

    Cheers,
    Drew

  5. Drew, thanks for that, download underway …

  6. @Scott
    They will never add Digikey or Mouser support, as Eagle is owned by Newark/Farnell/Element14. That is one of the primary reasons (if not THE primary reason) Element 14 bought Eagle, so that they could build in this exclusive integration and flog their parts.
    Same thing with DesignSpark owned by RS Components.

    Dave.

  7. @dave – maybe here’s a fun topic for your show we were talking about at the shop here…

    firefox is an open source “product” and they make “97% of $104 million — arrives in the form of royalties from the Firefox search box, and the lion’s share (86%, $85 million) of those royalties are paid by the default search engine: Google.”

    since people complain about the lack of resources for the open tools, couldn’t one of them just have a similar deal with a company?

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