.emn file opening

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easyw-fc
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Re: .emn file opening

Postby easyw-fc » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:34 pm

mindflow wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:16 pm
I'm using FC 0.17.

What shoud I do ?


Thanks,
MS
As in my previous post:
easyw-fc wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:01 pm
NB you need to create a new document and then import the 'emn' file
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Re: .emn file opening

Postby mindflow » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:53 pm

I tried,

It asks, Open emn as,IDF PCB files formates & PCB file formats
then I pressed-IDF PCB files formates - Select

But the FC software hanged.
It didn't opened.


Thanks,
MS
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Re: .emn file opening

Postby fiffo » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:36 pm

Hi,
normaly there are two file: .emn and .emp.
In your attachment there is only .emn.
Do you don't have also .emp?
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Re: .emn file opening

Postby easyw-fc » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:58 pm

mindflow wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:53 pm
I tried,

It asks, Open emn as,IDF PCB files formates & PCB file formats
then I pressed-IDF PCB files formates - Select

But the FC software hanged.
It didn't opened.


Thanks,
MS
try the other option 'IDF emn file':
idf-emn.png
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openBrain
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Re: .emn file opening

Postby openBrain » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:58 pm

mindflow wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:16 pm
I'm using FC 0.17.

What shoud I do ?


Thanks,
MS
No problem here neither with 0.17 nor with 0.18 releases.
But it looks like the 0.17 is using also the 0.18 IDF importing script...
Anyway, could you provide your FC information as described here : https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2264
Also could you copy the information in the report pane ?
fiffo wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Hi,
normaly there are two file: .emn and .emp.
In your attachment there is only .emn.
Do you don't have also .emp?
EMP is for describing parts that equip the board. If you just have the PCB (without parts on it), no EMP file will be generated.
easyw-fc wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:01 pm
About .BRD, I don't think this format can be directly open by FreeCAD.
It seems like the PCB workbench (you can add through Addon Manager) is able to import BRD files. I don't know if it works well, never tested it.
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Re: .emn file opening

Postby easyw-fc » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:05 pm

openBrain wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:58 pm
It seems like the PCB workbench (you can add through Addon Manager) is able to import BRD files. I don't know if it works well, never tested it.
As in this link, .brd is used for Eagle file brd format, not Allegro.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/eaglepcb2freecad/
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Re: .emn file opening

Postby openBrain » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:12 pm

easyw-fc wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:05 pm
As in this link, .brd is used for Eagle file brd format, not Allegro.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/eaglepcb2freecad/
True. Read & knew that but (badly) guess ECAD was Eagle. I didn't take time neither to open the EMN in a text editor nor to carefully read the thread history. My mistake.
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Re: .emn file opening

Postby easyw-fc » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:37 pm

No problem at all.. I just know the code of freecad pcb because I derived evolved my kicad importer from that wb :D