One little problem, though. On my first test of this feature, Eagle balked on the following error:
Upon inspection of the Eagle conversion target file, I saw the following two lines [lines 2322 & 2323] which told the whole story:Loading D:/Docs/ElectronicProjects/BatteryManager/BatteryManager_L200C/CAD/Schematic/DipTraceToEagle/BatteryManagerL200C_11_assemblyReady.sch ...
line 2323, column 96: redefinition of name 'DATASHEET' in tag <attribute>
I do a lot of my own patterns and components [mostly to make SMD parts easier to hand solder -- ala, SchmartBoard]. As such, I'm possibly more inclined than most, to utilize the "Additional Fields" feature. Which I do, but never to add Datasheet URLs -- I use the Standard "Datasheet" Field for that. So, TWO mysteries:
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<attribute name="DATASHEET" value="http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/268/41288F-80444.pdf"/> <attribute name="DATASHEET" value="http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/41413A.pdf"/>
- How the heck did a second Datasheet field wind up in the Additional Fields section!?!
- Why the heck can this happen? The fact that this is possible leads to the kind of foot damage [i.e. "shoot one self in the foot"] that I incurred during my little test. It should not be possible to duplicate field names, if this will lead to an Eagle CAD interpretation error.