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why is my package disabled in Device Editor [message #169011] Thu, 26 January 2017 23:18 Go to next message
Ian Payne
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Registered: January 2017
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Noob question: I'm following & enjoying the tutorial at https://learn.adafruit.com/ktowns-ultimate-creating-parts-in-eagle-tutorial /introduction & the following pages, but am stuck in the device editor. My newly created package is visible in the 'Create New Package Variant' dialog, but it's greyed-out and cannot be selected. Any clues as to what I've got wrong would be gratefully received.

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Re: why is my package disabled in Device Editor [message #169012 is a reply to message #169011] Fri, 27 January 2017 00:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
warrenbrayshaw
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Registered: January 2010
Location: New Zealand
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Hi
A screen shot would help.
Also, which version of Eagle?

Warren
Re: why is my package disabled in Device Editor [message #169013 is a reply to message #169011] Fri, 27 January 2017 00:14 Go to previous message
rk
Messages: 386
Registered: February 2005
Senior Member
Hi!

You've already added a schematic symbol for your device. Packages that
have not enough pads for all the symbol's pins get greyed-out. So you
either added the wrong symbol for the device or you're trying to select
a wrong package. Or maybe you created the symbol with too many pins.

BTW: As being a new user, you should definitively look into another ECAD
package, KiCad for example. This is more future proof. Landscape will
change because of bad things happening at Autodesk, the new owner of
EAGLE. From the adafruit blog:

https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/01/20/autodesk-moves-eaglecad-to-subscriptio n-model/

Rene


Am 27.01.2017 um 00:18 schrieb Ian Payne:
> Noob question: I'm following & enjoying the tutorial at https://learn.adafruit.com/ktowns-ultimate-creating-parts-in-eagle-tutorial /introduction & the following pages, but am stuck in the device editor. My newly created package is visible in the 'Create New Package Variant' dialog, but it's greyed-out and cannot be selected. Any clues as to what I've got wrong would be gratefully received.
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> https://www.element14.com/community/message/214325
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