Integrating into Eagle3D
Now we have converted the file to work in Eagle3D we now need to tell Eagle3D how to use it.
- Add your include file to the user.inc file
- Now open and add the following to the end of 3dusrpac.dat (found in the Eagle3D install directory)
- To find the PACKAGE_NAME, first go back to your PCB editor in Eagle, click the info button, then click on the component we have just created the library for.
- Replace PACKAGE_NAME with the Package variable. In this case it is MRF24J40MA Note that this is always in caps!
- Next, we need to replace MACRO_NAME with the exact macro name we added to the file in step 2. In this example it’s MRF24J40MA.
- The line should now look like this
- Now run the Eagle3D ulp script and create the the POV file for the PCB.
- Open the POV file and scroll down until and check that the component has been added to the file (line 3 below)
- Now render your PCB, more than likely a couple of problems will show up. The first is your component is very small. so we need to tweak the scaling from within the component file we recreated in the previous steps.
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