7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 10, 2017 11:59 AM by CadSoft Guest

    Which file contains user settings for EAGLE?

    SMD111

      I am upgrading from version 6.4 to 6.6 and would like to keep all looks, design rules, etc. exactly the same. What is the best way to do this?

      Thank you,

      Sergey

        • Re: Which file contains user settings for EAGLE?
          CadSoft Guest

          Am 08.08.2017 um 21:03 schrieb SMD111:

          I am upgrading from version 6.4 to 6.6 and would like to keep all looks, design rules, etc. exactly the same. What is the best way to do this?

          Thank you,

          Sergey

           

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          Hi Sergey,

          there are 2 files to control eagle: the "eaglerc.usr" and the "eagle.scr".

          The last named is in the "scr" subdirectory of eagle.

          I don't know anymore where the "eaglerc-usr" is located, since I use

          that file with the U-parameter in different directories. (I use

          different versions of eagle, that's why )

          Anyway you can save those files under a different name and replace the

          files after installation of the new version.

          My suggestion: Install 6.6 besides your 6.4 installation if you use

          windows OS.

          (Imo U-parameter works only with win)

          Description can imo only be found somewhere in "update_eng.txt" located

          in doc subdirectory:

          "The new command line option '-U' can be used to define the LOCATION  of

          the 'eaglerc' file in which EAGLE stores user settings".

          This is not quite correct, because you can also change the NAME of the

          eaglerc.usr.

          So my "eaglerc.usr" file for version 6.4.0 has the name "eaglerc-640.usr".

           

          Remember that newer eagle files cannot be opened with older versions of

          eagle and once you save an 6.4 file with 6.6 it IS converted.

           

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          Joern Paschedag

           

            • Re: Which file contains user settings for EAGLE?
              SMD111

              Hi Joern,

              I cannot find eaglerc.usr file anywhere in the EAGLE 6.4.0 folder.

              Neither it is present in the EAGLE 6.6.0 folder on another computer.

               

              And the eagle.scr file is a text file that does not seem to contain many settings at all.

               

               

              Sergey

                • Re: Which file contains user settings for EAGLE?
                  CadSoft Guest

                  Am 10.08.2017 um 18:26 schrieb SMD111:

                  Hi Joern,

                  I cannot find eaglerc.usr file anywhere in the EAGLE 6.4.0 folder.

                  Neither it is present in the EAGLE 6.6.0 folder on another computer.

                   

                  And the eagle.scr file is a text file that does not seem to contain many settings at all.

                   

                   

                  Sergey

                   

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                  Hi Sergey,

                  if you haven't edited your eagle.scr file it is the standard coming with

                  eagle.

                   

                  The eaglerc.usr is most likely in in your user directory that might be:

                  (system drive lets say C:) /user / your name / AppData / Roaming /

                  Cadsoft / Eagle /eaglerc.usr

                   

                  If you can't find it scan the whole computer and/or login as admin.

                   

                  This is one of the reasons that I use the U-parameter and store the file

                  in a subdirectory of the corresponding eagle version.

                  If you just install a new version that place C:( user etc.. will be

                  overridden.

                   

                  F:\EAGLE-6.6.0\bin\eagle.exe -U F:\Eagle-6.6.0\eaglerc-660.usr

                   

                  This is an example that will store the eaglerc.usr (named-600) in the

                  eagle main directory of version 6.6.0

                   

                   

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                  Mit freundlichen Grüßen / With best regards

                   

                  Joern Paschedag

                   

                  • Re: Which file contains user settings for EAGLE?
                    CadSoft Guest

                    Am 10.08.2017 um 18:26 schrieb SMD111:

                    Hi Joern,

                    I cannot find eaglerc.usr file anywhere in the EAGLE 6.4.0 folder.

                    Neither it is present in the EAGLE 6.6.0 folder on another computer.

                     

                    And the eagle.scr file is a text file that does not seem to contain many settings at all.

                     

                     

                    Sergey

                     

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                    Hi Sergey,

                    if you haven't edited your eagle.scr file it is the standard coming with

                    eagle.

                     

                    The eaglerc.usr is most likely in in your user directory that might be:

                    (system drive lets say C:) /user / your name / AppData / Roaming /

                    Cadsoft / Eagle /eaglerc.usr

                     

                    If you can't find it scan the whole computer and/or login as admin.

                     

                    This is one of the reasons that I use the U-parameter and store the file

                    in a subdirectory of the corresponding eagle version.

                    If you just install a new version that place C:( user etc.. will be

                    overridden.

                     

                    F:\EAGLE-6.6.0\bin\eagle.exe -U F:\Eagle-6.6.0\eaglerc-660.usr

                     

                    This is an example that will store the eaglerc.usr (named-600) in the

                    eagle main directory of version 6.6.0

                     

                     

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                    Mit freundlichen Grüßen / With best regards

                     

                    Joern Paschedag

                     

                • Re: Which file contains user settings for EAGLE?
                  CadSoft Guest

                  Am 08.08.2017 um 21:03 schrieb SMD111:

                  I am upgrading from version 6.4 to 6.6 and would like to keep all looks, design rules, etc. exactly the same. What is the best way to do this?

                  Thank you,

                  Sergey

                   

                  --

                  To view any images and attachments in this post, visit:

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                  Hi Sergey,

                  there are 2 files to control eagle: the "eaglerc.usr" and the "eagle.scr".

                  The last named is in the "scr" subdirectory of eagle.

                  I don't know anymore where the "eaglerc-usr" is located, since I use

                  that file with the U-parameter in different directories. (I use

                  different versions of eagle, that's why )

                  Anyway you can save those files under a different name and replace the

                  files after installation of the new version.

                  My suggestion: Install 6.6 besides your 6.4 installation if you use

                  windows OS.

                  (Imo U-parameter works only with win)

                  Description can imo only be found somewhere in "update_eng.txt" located

                  in doc subdirectory:

                  "The new command line option '-U' can be used to define the LOCATION  of

                  the 'eaglerc' file in which EAGLE stores user settings".

                  This is not quite correct, because you can also change the NAME of the

                  eaglerc.usr.

                  So my "eaglerc.usr" file for version 6.4.0 has the name "eaglerc-640.usr".

                   

                  Remember that newer eagle files cannot be opened with older versions of

                  eagle and once you save an 6.4 file with 6.6 it IS converted.

                   

                  --

                  Mit freundlichen Grüßen / With best regards

                   

                  Joern Paschedag

                   

                  • Re: Which file contains user settings for EAGLE?
                    SMD111

                    Thank you, Joern!

                     

                    One more detail: you say "Remember that newer eagle files cannot be opened with older versions of

                    eagle and once you save an 6.4 file with 6.6 it IS converted."

                     

                    I did a test installation of 6.6.0 on a separate laptop just to test the new version. I opened an 6.4.0 schematic, modified it a bit, and saved the file. Then I did the same for the board. I took the files to to my PC with the older version of EAGLE and tried to open them. It is true, the schematic does not open. However, the .brd file did open and I could see the modification I had made with the newer version.

                     

                    So it looks like only the .sch files are not compatible.

                     

                    Sergey

                      • Re: Which file contains user settings for EAGLE?
                        CadSoft Guest

                        Am 10.08.2017 um 16:48 schrieb SMD111:

                        Thank you, Joern!

                         

                        One more detail: you say "Remember that newer eagle files cannot be opened with older versions of

                        eagle and once you save an 6.4 file with 6.6 it IS converted."

                         

                        I did a test installation of 6.6.0 on a separate laptop just to test the new version. I opened an 6.4.0 schematic, modified it a bit, and saved the file. Then I did the same for the board. I took the files to to my PC with the older version of EAGLE and tried to open them. It is true, the schematic does not open. However, the .brd file did open and I could see the modification I had made with the newer version.

                         

                        So it looks like only the .sch files are not compatible.

                         

                        Sergey

                         

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                        Sorry I wasn't quite clear and mixed something up. (blush)

                        Within the main versions (6.x.x; 5.x.x; 7.x.x) there is actually no

                        problem. What I meant is  if you save something with version 7.x.x  i.e.

                        and try to open it with version 6.x.x or lower.

                         

                        Actually your *.sch should not give any trouble...

                         

                        But it's good that you tested it

                        Just give it another try to be sure.

                         

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                        Mit freundlichen Grüßen / With best regards

                         

                        Joern Paschedag