Eagle project fails to import


#1

Hi folks - I’m taking over a project from someone and he sent me his Eagle files. Other files he sent me have imported to KiCad ok, but these keep failing. I go to file, import project, and then choose either the .brd or the .sch. First I get this:

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Then I get this:

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…can anyone help me troubleshoot?


#2

Kicad can only import from XML structured eagle-file versions.

Sounds like what you have there is a binary eagle file.

Just open it with any text editor to check it out.

The fix for that is to open it in a newer e.g. eagle 7 or so version and save it in the new (XML) format.


#3

Thanks much that worked - now to study it and see how the import went…