I've been using eagle for about 2 weeks now and am very impressed.
I have been able to create my own component (package) first time with
very little difficulty and am finding the interface very usable
(contrary to advice I was given elsewhere)
My biggest problem however seems to be in component selection from
the extensive libraries.
Whilst I'm familiar with the obvious ones (3M Amphenol microchip etc)
when I come to select say a volatge regulator but dont
have the big names available locally - how can I search the entire
libraries for say "voltage regulator" to pull up makes I may never have
Some libraries are named of course and can be searched after "USE [x}"
but others are not so obvious as to their content. Doing "use *" helps
but does mean confusing the in-use list.
Is there a better way to do this (if I have explained clearly enough)
It did occur to me to export the libraries to mySQL or similar somehow
but I dont know if there are license issues involved there.