Hello Fritzing community,
I noticed there was another Fritzing repository called “Eagle2Fritzing” which is supposed to turn any .brd or .lib file (from Eagle) into Fritzing parts (svg files). After looking at it and noticing there was a updated version (and tutorial) from Adafruit, I went into testing it on my Windows OS. Unfortunatelly, the current tutorial isn’t updated and therefore, I had to do some try-and-fail procedures in order to make it work.
How to make it work on Windows?
1. Install Qt creator and check the 5.6 version along with MinGW 4.9.2.
2. Clone the github repository Adafruit Eagle2Fritzing.
Place it in same folder along with Fritzing-parts and Fritzing-app.
3. Open the folder via
Qt 5.6 for Desktop using
qmake brd2svg.pro and then
5. Now open the
run.sh file using a code editor like Notepad++ or Atom and edit the following variables:
- EXEC: Location of EAGLE executable, I recommend replacing the whitespace of default eagle path (EAGLE X.X.X/eagle.exe) with an underscore (EAGLE_X.X.X/eagle.exe) so you don’t have to deal with whitespace in shell script (which never worked for me).
- WORKPATH: Default brd2svg working path (override by passing argument to this script).
- TESTPATH: Converted parts will be copied here for testing on Fritzing.