Introduction: Adding a Library to Eagle CAD

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Quick tutorial showing how to add a library of parts to use on EAGLE CAD.

For my purposes I will be adding the ATtiny85 library to Eagle

Questions, Concerns , Compliments , Suggestions can all be made by commenting below or Tweeting

@NemesisContrer8

Step 1: Download the Library You Want to Use

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After a quick Google Search I found a nice library for the ATttiny85 on Eagle CAD's website linked here:

Eagle CAD Libraries

Step 2: Create a Folder to Place the Library in

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Create a folder wherever you want the library to be kept.

I kept my library in my DropBox under the folder called eagleLibrary

Step 3: Drag the Library to Your Folder

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If the library downloaded as a zip file make sure you extracted it first before placing it in your folder

Otherwise just drag and drop the library to the folder we created in the previous step

Step 4: Tell Eagle CAD Where to Look for the Library

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Open Eagle under Options->Directories

Step 5: Under the Directory Type the Library Location

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The modify the path location to tell Eagle exactly the folder location and name where it will find the library. Note capitalization counts!


Mine looks something like this:

$EAGLEDIR/lbr:/Users/nemesisContreras/DropBox/eagleLibrary

This just means something like this

$EAGLEDIR/lbr:/Users/yourUserName/FolderLocation/FolderName

Step 6: Check In

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If done correctly you should now see the folder with the library show up

Step 7: IMPORTANT

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Right click your library the select Use All so Eagle CAD knows to use the components in this library

Comments

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-11-05

Eagle CAD looks like a really good system. I am going to have to give it a try.

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