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    Eagle 7.7 Download

    CadSoft Guest

      I have a licensed copy of Eagle V7, but the latest revision I have

      downloaded is 7.5. I believe my license authorizes me to obtain the

      latest revision of V7. I have no interest in subscribing to V8.

       

      How do I obtain the download for the last V7 revision?

       

        • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
          CadSoft Guest

          On 1/19/2017 12:49 PM, Reece R. Pollack wrote:

          I have a licensed copy of Eagle V7, but the latest revision I have

          downloaded is 7.5. I believe my license authorizes me to obtain the

          latest revision of V7. I have no interest in subscribing to V8.

           

          How do I obtain the download for the last V7 revision?

           

          Hi Reece,

           

          Please visit ftp.cadsoft.de/eagle/program to download V7.7. I do

          encourage you to at least play with the V8 freeware so you can see the

          new features.

           

          Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

           

          Best Regards,

          Jorge Garcia

           

            • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
              CadSoft Guest

              On 19.01.2017 19:17, Jorge Garcia wrote:

              I do

              encourage you to at least play with the V8 freeware so you can see the

              new features.

               

              Can I install V8 and does it accept the same cmd line options as V7

              regarding .eaglerc file location and such? (I guess -U that was)

               

              I usually keep a complete directory tree on a network share for each

              version (V6/V7) and that is the only way not to mutually overwrite the

              eagle config files when switching between versions.

               

               

              Markus

               

               

                • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                  CadSoft Guest

                  On 20.01.2017 08:55, Markus Rudolf wrote:

                  On 19.01.2017 19:17, Jorge Garcia wrote:

                  I do

                  encourage you to at least play with the V8 freeware so you can see the

                  new features.

                   

                  Can I install V8 and does it accept the same cmd line options as V7

                  regarding .eaglerc file location and such? (I guess -U that was)

                   

                  I usually keep a complete directory tree on a network share for each

                  version (V6/V7) and that is the only way not to mutually overwrite the

                  eagle config files when switching between versions.

                   

                   

                  Markus

                   

                   

                  Hi Markus,

                   

                  EAGLE V8 accepts the same commandline options as V7 does.

                   

                  --

                  Mit freundlichen Gruessen / Best regards

                  Richard Hammerl -- EAGLE Support

                   

                • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                  CadSoft Guest

                  On 01/19/2017 01:17 PM, Jorge Garcia wrote:

                  On 1/19/2017 12:49 PM, Reece R. Pollack wrote:

                  I have a licensed copy of Eagle V7, but the latest revision I have

                  downloaded is 7.5. I believe my license authorizes me to obtain the

                  latest revision of V7. I have no interest in subscribing to V8.

                   

                  How do I obtain the download for the last V7 revision?

                   

                  Hi Reece,

                   

                  Please visit ftp.cadsoft.de/eagle/program to download V7.7. I do

                  encourage you to at least play with the V8 freeware so you can see the

                  new features.

                   

                  Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

                   

                  Thanks, Jorge. The link worked for me. You've always been a great help.

                   

                  I have no interest in V8 because the costs are prohibitive for a

                  hobbyist like me. Two layers isn't enough for me, and even if it were

                  $100 a year is far too much for someone who may use Eagle for a couple

                  of weeks then not at all for several months. At $500/year the Premium

                  version is cost-prohibitive, and forking over $65 because I want to work

                  on some project for a weekend is absurd.

                   

                  I'm sorry to see this happen. I've been using Eagle since 2000, if not

                  before (4.09r2). Eagle V7 does everything I need for my current projects

                  and the new licensing scheme will be the push I've needed to switch to

                  KiCad for new projects.

                   

                   

                  • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                    dharris2112

                    Thanks Jorge. I was about to ask the same question WRT v7.7.

                     

                    I too wanted to update to the latest version before subscription. As others have stated, the subscription structure is cost prohibitive for me (as a Premium owner).

                     

                    Hopefully, Autodesk will adjust their strategy and restore a perpetual license option.

                     

                    Thanks again.

                     

                    Dave H.

                    • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                      pstemari

                      Unfortunately that link no longer works.

                       

                      I have to say that I am really disappointed by this new change. I paid the price for the full unrestricted version of Eagle, and have always considered it a good investment. However, I categorically will not pay for subscription-based software. Like buying things on credit without a clear plan of how to pay them off, it's a long slow bleed. There's also no assurance that the price won't skyrocket or that the product will be simply cancelled, leaving you with nothing and no way to access your existing designs.

                       

                      CADsoft has always been good about fixing bugs in the product, and at providing reasonably priced upgrades for existing customers. The new subscription pricing is far more expensive than the cost per year of the V5->V6->V7 upgrades ever were.

                        • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                          rachaelp

                          Paul Ste. Marie wrote on Sun, 12 February 2017 21:27

                          Unfortunately that link no longer works.

                           

                           

                          I just checked and the URL for downloading the latest v7 does still work:

                          ftp://ftp.cadsoft.de/eagle/program/7.7/

                           

                          Best Regards,

                           

                          Rachael

                          --

                          EAGLE support forums at http://www.eaglecentral.ca :: Where the EAGLE community meets.

                           

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                          • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                            rachaelp

                            Paul Ste. Marie wrote on Sun, 12 February 2017 21:27

                            Unfortunately that link no longer works.

                             

                             

                            I just checked and the URL for downloading the latest v7 does still work:

                            ftp://ftp.cadsoft.de/eagle/program/7.7/

                             

                            Best Regards,

                             

                            Rachael

                            --

                            EAGLE support forums at http://www.eaglecentral.ca :: Where the EAGLE community meets.

                             

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                            • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                              CadSoft Guest

                              Here here! Unfortunately Autodesk has now taken over Eagle, so if their other products are anything to go by it means a compulsory, new unstable version every year, subscription only, local overpriced pushy sales reps, and completely incompetent customer support!

                               

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                              • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                                CadSoft Guest

                                Here here! Unfortunately Autodesk has now taken over Eagle, so if their other products are anything to go by it means a compulsory, new unstable version every year, subscription only, local overpriced pushy sales reps, and completely incompetent customer support!

                                 

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                                  • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                                    rachaelp

                                    cadsoftnntp  wrote:

                                     

                                    Here here! Unfortunately Autodesk has now taken over Eagle, so if their other products are anything to go by it means a compulsory, new unstable version every year, subscription only, local overpriced pushy sales reps, and completely incompetent customer support!

                                     

                                    The only part of this statement which is correct is that EAGLE is now subscription only.

                                     

                                    Updates to newer versions are not compulsory nor are they forced upon you in any way. In fact you can have multiple versions installed alongside each other just as you have always been able to so you can test a new version and fall back to an existing version you are comfortable with if you need to.

                                     

                                    Updates aren't every year. They are much more frequent than that, there is a new release with major new features every couple of months and then they have minor bug fix releases in between to resolve any issues which are found. In case you haven't noticed, since Autodesk took over EAGLE, the pace of development has increased significantly. There is now integration with Fusion 360, SPICE simulation built natively into EAGLE. Live DRC, Push and Shove routing, a new CAM processor, and much more.

                                     

                                    There are no pushy overpriced sales reps, at least none that I have seen.

                                     

                                    The customer support team for EAGLE are still the same guys who've been supporting EAGLE for many years going back to the CADSoft days and they could never be described as incompetent. The difference being now they are backed by a much larger team of developers which helps with getting issues resolved more quickly.

                                     

                                    Best Regards,

                                     

                                    Rachael

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                                      • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                                        morantz

                                        I have Licenses for the Eagle 7 version and a subscription to version 8.  Once in a while I find myself using version 8.  But I use version 7.7 about 98% of the time.  Reasons being:

                                         

                                        1 - I don't need to have internet access.

                                        2 - I don't have to LOG IN!   Needing to remember YET ANOTHER PASSWORD really does suck!!!!!

                                        3 - I don't normally NEED the newer features.

                                         

                                        I know someone is going to jump on this saying that you don't have to constant internet access while using the subscription version, but I don't use it every day either.  I might not log in for a month and then while out and about see something that generates a spark in my mind that I want to quickly map out in a schematic.  When this happens, I am not normally in a wifi zone.  I could be at a customer location or at dinner.  Who knows?  Version 7 just works.

                                         

                                        Some of the new features are really nice.  I get that Autodesk has enabled the developers to add features to Eagle much faster than they were able to before.  That said, I am NOT a fan of software as a service.  Before the merger, I had been setting money to the side to purchase a personal license of Eagle for my own use at home.  I can't afford a subscription for personal use.

                                         

                                        I too am thinking about making the change to KiCad.  The only thing holding me back before the merger was having to rebuild all my libraries.  Now I am thinking it is a small price to pay.

                                          • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                                            rachaelp

                                            Hi Dan,

                                            morantz  wrote:

                                             

                                            I know someone is going to jump on this saying that you don't have to constant internet access while using the subscription version, but I don't use it every day either.  I might not log in for a month and then while out and about see something that generates a spark in my mind that I want to quickly map out in a schematic.  When this happens, I am not normally in a wifi zone.  I could be at a customer location or at dinner.  Who knows?  Version 7 just works.

                                             

                                            Well if your subscription license (if you had one) had expired then EAGLE would just revert to the free license. It'll run indefinitely on the free license after the initial online activation for the version you have installed. You could do quite a lot of mapping things out in a schematic within the limits of the free license, certainly plenty to be going on with while you are out and about.

                                             

                                            Best Regards,

                                             

                                            Rachael

                                             

                                            PS. I imagine your friends and family are probably less than eager for you to be whipping out your laptop and firing up EAGLE while you are at dinner with them!

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                                            • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                                              CadSoft Guest

                                              On Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:20:28 GMT, Dan Brown

                                              wrote:

                                               

                                               

                                              I too am thinking about making the change to KiCad.  The only thing holding me back before the merger was having to rebuild all my libraries.  Now I am thinking it is a small price to pay.

                                               

                                              KiCAD can import Eagle stuff.  I swapped my company over to KiCAD when

                                              the Eagle rental model came out and we haven't looked back at all.

                                               

                                              I'm on the KiCAD developer's mailing list.  The next version is at the

                                              release candidate stage.  I'm amazed at what they've accomplished.

                                              Import from Eagle will be MUCH smoother than it is now.

                                               

                                              John

                                              John DeArmond

                                              http://www.neon-john.com

                                              http://www.tnduction.com

                                              Tellico Plains, Occupied TN

                                              See website for email address

                                               

                                               

                                                • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                                                  dukepro

                                                  On 04/05/2018 11:35 AM, Neon John wrote:

                                                  On Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:20:28 GMT, Dan Brown

                                                  <noreply-266052@element14.com> wrote:

                                                   

                                                   

                                                  I too am thinking about making the change to KiCad.  The only thing holding me back before the merger was having to rebuild all my libraries.  Now I am thinking it is a small price to pay.

                                                  KiCAD can import Eagle stuff.  I swapped my company over to KiCAD when

                                                  the Eagle rental model came out and we haven't looked back at all.

                                                   

                                                  I'm on the KiCAD developer's mailing list.  The next version is at the

                                                  release candidate stage.  I'm amazed at what they've accomplished.

                                                  Import from Eagle will be MUCH smoother than it is now.

                                                   

                                                  John,

                                                   

                                                  How well does KiCAD handle importing Eagle libraries?

                                                   

                                                  Thanks,

                                                      - Chuck

                                                   

                                                   

                                                  • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                                                    dukepro

                                                    On 04/05/2018 11:35 AM, Neon John wrote:

                                                    On Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:20:28 GMT, Dan Brown

                                                    <noreply-266052@element14.com> wrote:

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    I too am thinking about making the change to KiCad.  The only thing holding me back before the merger was having to rebuild all my libraries.  Now I am thinking it is a small price to pay.

                                                    KiCAD can import Eagle stuff.  I swapped my company over to KiCAD when

                                                    the Eagle rental model came out and we haven't looked back at all.

                                                     

                                                    I'm on the KiCAD developer's mailing list.  The next version is at the

                                                    release candidate stage.  I'm amazed at what they've accomplished.

                                                    Import from Eagle will be MUCH smoother than it is now.

                                                     

                                                    John,

                                                     

                                                    How well does KiCAD handle importing Eagle libraries?

                                                     

                                                    Thanks,

                                                        - Chuck

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                                                      dukepro

                                                      On 04/05/2018 11:35 AM, Neon John wrote:

                                                      On Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:20:28 GMT, Dan Brown

                                                      <noreply-266052@element14.com> wrote:

                                                       

                                                       

                                                      I too am thinking about making the change to KiCad.  The only thing holding me back before the merger was having to rebuild all my libraries.  Now I am thinking it is a small price to pay.

                                                      KiCAD can import Eagle stuff.  I swapped my company over to KiCAD when

                                                      the Eagle rental model came out and we haven't looked back at all.

                                                       

                                                      I'm on the KiCAD developer's mailing list.  The next version is at the

                                                      release candidate stage.  I'm amazed at what they've accomplished.

                                                      Import from Eagle will be MUCH smoother than it is now.

                                                       

                                                      John,

                                                       

                                                      How well does KiCAD handle importing Eagle libraries?

                                                       

                                                      Thanks,

                                                          - Chuck

                                                       

                                                       

                                                        • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                                                          CadSoft Guest

                                                          On Fri, 6 Apr 2018 08:26:54 -0400, Chuck Huber

                                                          wrote:

                                                           

                                                           

                                                           

                                                          How well does KiCAD handle importing Eagle libraries?

                                                           

                                                          I've only tried it once as a test.  Worked fine.  Most of my custom

                                                          Eagle library consists of old parts that I don't use anymore.  KiCAD

                                                          libraries are quite complete so when I need a custom symbol, it's

                                                          easier to just do it than fooling around trying to import one item out

                                                          of a library.

                                                           

                                                          John

                                                           

                                                          John DeArmond

                                                          http://www.neon-john.com

                                                          http://www.tnduction.com

                                                          Tellico Plains, Occupied TN

                                                          See website for email address

                                                           

                                                           

                                                          • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                                                            CadSoft Guest

                                                            On Fri, 6 Apr 2018 08:26:54 -0400, Chuck Huber

                                                            wrote:

                                                             

                                                             

                                                             

                                                            How well does KiCAD handle importing Eagle libraries?

                                                             

                                                            I've only tried it once as a test.  Worked fine.  Most of my custom

                                                            Eagle library consists of old parts that I don't use anymore.  KiCAD

                                                            libraries are quite complete so when I need a custom symbol, it's

                                                            easier to just do it than fooling around trying to import one item out

                                                            of a library.

                                                             

                                                            John

                                                             

                                                            John DeArmond

                                                            http://www.neon-john.com

                                                            http://www.tnduction.com

                                                            Tellico Plains, Occupied TN

                                                            See website for email address

                                                             

                                                             

                                                            • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                                                              CadSoft Guest

                                                              On Fri, 6 Apr 2018 08:26:54 -0400, Chuck Huber

                                                              wrote:

                                                               

                                                               

                                                               

                                                              How well does KiCAD handle importing Eagle libraries?

                                                               

                                                              I've only tried it once as a test.  Worked fine.  Most of my custom

                                                              Eagle library consists of old parts that I don't use anymore.  KiCAD

                                                              libraries are quite complete so when I need a custom symbol, it's

                                                              easier to just do it than fooling around trying to import one item out

                                                              of a library.

                                                               

                                                              John

                                                               

                                                              John DeArmond

                                                              http://www.neon-john.com

                                                              http://www.tnduction.com

                                                              Tellico Plains, Occupied TN

                                                              See website for email address

                                                               

                                                               

                                                    • Re: Eagle 7.7 Download
                                                      CadSoft Guest

                                                      Here here! Unfortunately Autodesk has now taken over Eagle, so if their other products are anything to go by it means a compulsory, new unstable version every year, subscription only, local overpriced pushy sales reps, and completely incompetent customer support!

                                                       

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