Convert Eagle to TARGET 3001!
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NOTE: The procedure described below is OUTDATED
It is left here only for documentary reasons. In the current version of TARGET 3001! Eagle project files are imported only in XML format.
Please follow this link to see how this works and what you need to do: Open an Eagle project
By the user language programs EAGLE3.ULP, EAGLE4.ULP und EAGLE4-1.ULP you can convert Eagle 3.5-Files, Eagle 4.0 Files and Eagle files from Eagle-Version 4.1 to the TARGET 3001! - format. The mentioned ULPs can be found on the TARGET-CD or by following this link: http://www.eichenzell.com/target/eagle_ulp.zip. You also can convert TARGET-Files to Eagle format. Please follow the commands in menu "File Input-/Output Formats/File transfer/Documentation/Export project as Eagle script...".
IMPORTANT: If you intend to import a boards having two copper layers with two copper sides please set in the TARGET Layer dialog the functions of layers 10 and 13 from "Copper inside" to "Other". TARGET 3001! Otherwise TARGET expects a multilayer which you can't edit with editions "light", "smart" and "medium".
TARGET 3001! is able to import Eagle* files and Eagle* libraries. If you wish to convert only an Eagle* board file e.g. to use the TARGET 3001! milling tool for milling a board, we recommend just to save only the Eagle *.brd file into a separate directory to use it with the ulp-program.
*Eagle is a registered trademark of Premier Farnell, USA.
Convert Eagle* schematic and board files to a *.t3001 file
|Copy file Eagle3.ulp or Eagle4.ulp or Eagle4-1.ulp (according to
your Eagle version) into the Eagle directory "ulp"
|Start Eagle and open an Eagle schematic you wish to convert.|
|Enter "run eagle*.ulp" to the command line. * represents
your version number. This converter creates automatically
a text file in ASCII format (*.TXT) and saves it to
the same directory the Eagle schematic was taken from.
|Start in TARGET in menu "File / Input-Output Formats"
the driver "ASCII-IO-Interface".
|Click in the opened dialogue on button "OPEN".|
|Now a window opens for to choose the desired project.
Set in "File Type" (extension) "TARGET-Texts (*.TXT)".
Choose in "File name" the desired ASCII-TXT file.
|Click on button "Convert"|
|Set in File Type (extension) "TARGET Files (*.3001)",
and choose an appropriate TARGET-T3001 file name.
In our example the name remains: "singlesided".
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|Now press button "Convert"|
|REMARK: In TARGET 3001! all component names need to have
a prefix and a number (e.g. IC5, R3, ...)!
Please rename in Eagle, if needed.
An error is shown in a component line.
The parameters are devided by a vertical slash.
Prefix is parameter #9.
Number is parameter #14.
This example has the component name "left" - No number.
Help: rename the component in Eagle to "Left1".
|In the mentioned directory a file named "singlesided .T3001"
has been generated.
|Open in TARGET the new converted project.|
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|Connections are shown as crosses...|
|...please reorganise the project in TARGET 3001!.|
|Click in Reo- Dialog Button "Start Project Reo"|
Convert an Eagle* library script to TARGET format *.sym3001 and *.pck3001
|Choose in Eagle* control panel...|
|...the library you wish to convert.|
|Choose in opened library...|
|.../Script. Now save the library...|
|...in *.scr format to a directory of your choice.|
|Start TARGET 3001!.Select "File/Input-/
Output-formats/.../Import Eagle library as Script..."
|Choose the the .scr file and press "Open".
Now the converter starts and information is given.
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- Two files now have been generated to the same directory: one with extension .SYM3001 regarding schematic symbols, the other with extension .PCK3001 regarding packages.
- Now copy those new libraries to your TARGET components (symbols) and package directory normally to "TARGET/Libs". If you prefer a different path, pleae set it in "Window/Settings/Options" in the dialog window below left.
*Eagle is a registered trademark of CADSOFT, Pleiskirchen, Germany.