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How can I add local Eagle library's to Fusion 360 permanently?

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Message 1 of 14
m.zeleny
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How can I add local Eagle library's to Fusion 360 permanently?

Every time I restart Fusion I have to add again the local Eagle library’s in the library manager. How can I fix that?

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Message 2 of 14

You are not alone .I have the same with library created by me using SCR script (Ti).

Message 3 of 14
Calvin
in reply to: christopher2KLSVU

Have you tried converting these to managed libraries ?

Message 4 of 14
m.zeleny
in reply to: Calvin

Yes, and I have linked them with a copy of the Fusion Team library just to realize that after 20 minutes of working booth already where out of sync... forcing me to go back to local library’s which have not these kind of issues.  

Message 5 of 14
christopher2KLSVU
in reply to: Calvin

not yet, I ll try with next board. I am wasting to much time with very simple basic functions here. Layout is done so I am leaving it as is.

Message 6 of 14
RichardHammerl
in reply to: m.zeleny

Hi @m.zeleny ,

 

I will try to explain how all the library stuff works...

 

First of all how to use EAGLE libraries in Fusion?

If you have a local EAGLE library and want to transfer it into your Fusion environment you can simply upload it. 

In the Fusion data panel, navigate to the folder where you wold like to see your library stored and click the Upload button. Select your local EAGLE library and that's it. All libraries that are in your WIP (Fusion cloud workspace/storage) can be used immediately. In the Fusion Library manager this library will be marked as "local" type.

upload.jpg

 

 

 

If you are working with Managed EAGLE libraries, your libraries are stored in library.io. In Fusion you have access to EAGLE libraries in library.io through the Fusion Library Manager. Open the Library manager in Fusion and go to the Available tab. There you will see all libraries that are available on library.io. Select those you want to use. 

Libman.jpg

 

That' all about using libraries. 

 

 

Now next step about editing libraries:

 

In Fusion you simply open a Fusion library that is stored on WIP you can add components, create 3D packages and footprints...... and save it afterwards. No matter, if you created it before from scratch in Fusion or uploaded an local EAGLE library from your computer.

 

If you would like to add content to one of the existing managed EAGLE libraries, you have to edit it and then save it in your Fusion WIP. How to edit? Go into the Fusion Library Manager and select your library from library.io from the list in the In use tab and click the Edit button. If your library is not listed there, go to the Available tab and Use it. 

 

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As soon as you save this library it is stored in your Fusion environment. The changes will not be transferred back to library.io automatically. 


Which leads us to the next topic about synchronisation of libraries in EAGLE and Fusion.

Given you edited in Fusion a library that comes from EAGLE (aka Managed library stored at library.io) and you want to bring these changed back to library.io because fore example your colleagues still works with EAGLE, you can sync the library and Push changes to manages library on library.io. therefore click the arrow up icon in the library editor. 

syncio.jpg

 

Of course, tis also works the other way. If somebody makes changes to an managed library in EAGLE and you want to have this changes available in your Fusion library that came originally from library.io, you use the arrow down icon next to the marked icon in the image above.

 

I hope this helps to understand how this works. Happy to hear from you.

 

Best regards,

Richard Hammerl

Autodesk
Message 7 of 14
m.zeleny
in reply to: RichardHammerl

Dear Richard,

 

what you have descripted is exactly what I did. The first try went well but then I did more changes and realized that the parts were out of sync. Every time I open Fusion or library.io I see different results. Sometimes the library in the library manager just disappears or the link to the librar.io library disappears and has to be set again. 

Message 8 of 14
RichardHammerl
in reply to: m.zeleny

Hi @m.zeleny 

 

well, that's odd and for me hard to understand what the problem could be. i have  not faced such problems in the recent Fusion release. Maybe it gets a bit clearer, if I give some more details on how syncing works. Let'S try to figure out where the problem comes from... 😉

 

If you use a library from library.io and change or add something with Fusion and save it, it will be stored in the Fusion WIP. Looking at the Library Manager you will see that the stored library now is of type "Team". It is available on your WIP for Fusion and on library.io for EAGLE. 

 

libsync.jpg

 

In the image above the yellow arrow marked entry is marked as Type team and is version 1 (on WIP) because I just saved it for the first time. It came from library.io and I synced it already. So it is v2 on library.io. And they are linked (the chain icon).  All okay here. 

 

The second entry with the red arrow is a similar situation. I saved the 19inch library with Fusion and it is also linked to library.io. But if I wanted to push the changes back to library.io, Fusion would tell me that this is not possible.  Why? Well, I (and all other EAGLE users) do not have full access to libraries that come with EAGLE ( to the managed folder EAGLE PCB).  If this would be the case, everybody with EAGLE could change the bundled libraries that come with the installation package.... 

Maybe the problems you face are related to access rights? Do you have full control over all of the libraries? I'm using a number of Managed folders and it can happen that I can't sync Fusion and EAGLE libraries due to access rights....

 

Just one more topic. You also could unlink libraries. This can be done in the library editor in Fusion.

unlink.jpg

 

 

I hope this helps. 

Best regards,

Richard Hammerl

Autodesk
Message 9 of 14
m.zeleny
in reply to: RichardHammerl

Dear Richard,

 

I'm Admin for booth Fusion and library.io. I get the concept of the librarys. I did save all files and click push and pull and see every time different results when I restart.

Message 10 of 14
jorge_garcia2
in reply to: m.zeleny

Hi @m.zeleny,

I hope you're doing well. Would you be able to send me the libraries.rc file for review?

I'll send you the location of the file along with my e-mail through DM.

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

Best Regards,


Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

Kudos are much appreciated if the information I have shared is helpful to you and/or others.

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Message 11 of 14
ametedinov
in reply to: m.zeleny

I am doing the Eagle to Fusion migration process now, and I tried following the steps you have in the video titled "Importing EAGLE designs into Fusion 360 Part 3: Uploading local libraries to Fusion 360" It doen't work! I use only local libraries in Eagle, and I have already uploaded my libraries to the Fusion Libraries folder, and still nothing works.

 

When I open the library manager and choose "In current design" there is NOTHING in the list!

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Yet, on the left side panel, I do see there are 4 grayed-out libraries used in the design

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I even tried right clicking those grayed out libraries >> Swat Library in Design.

But in the drop-down list for Target Library, there is nothing to choose from the list.

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Message 12 of 14
RichardHammerl
in reply to: ametedinov

Hi @ametedinov ,

 

thank you for postin your question in this thread. I hope we can find a solution for you. 

 

As far as I understand, the upload of your local EAGLE libraries worked, the libraries are now visible in your Fusion workspace, and you loaded your project, which is schemtic and PCB, right?

 

Okay.... 

 

Now you choose the "Libraries in current design"  filter in the Library Manager.  (This would be the same in the Place Component panel in schematic or PCB.) This filter diplays the library names you took  components from for the EAGLE design you are now using in Fusion. If the list of libraries is greyed, it means that the original library is not available in your Fusion environment. Well, this is basically true because Fusion does not have those old libraries from EAGLE available. This project comes from a different software and is totally new for Fusion. Although you already uploaded the original EAGLE libraries, Fusion does not automatically recognize them. The reason for this is a different library management in Fusion compared to EAGLE.

 

The next step to make the EAGLE project Fusion ready is to use the Library Swap command. 

Before you do this please check whether the uploaded libraries already are "in use". Do they already show up in the Place Component panel? If no, check the library manager and make them in use. 

Now right-click on one of the components in the design and choose Swap Libraries.  Do you get a swap option displayed now? 

 

Best regards,

Richard Hammerl

Autodesk
Message 13 of 14
ametedinov
in reply to: RichardHammerl

The libraries are not showing up in the library manager. When I open the manger, it shows 876 results.

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I also tried adding more libraries to the folder, removing libraries from the folder and nothing changes in the library manager - even after restarting. the number of results is still 876. I even click on the button "Import Libraries" >> Import from Local Disk, and still nothing changes when I add library from there. 

 

Please walk me through the process of migrating from Eagle to Fusion step by step.

Message 14 of 14
jorge_garcia2
in reply to: m.zeleny

Hi @ametedinov,

 

In the image above if you go to filter results and type ali do you see libs? If not then your libraries have not been uploaded correctly. Watch the previous videos of the series to make sure you have done everything correctly.

 

Best Regards,



Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

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