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Steen Bentzen
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Tube libary

#1 Post by Steen Bentzen » 16 Sep 2010, 02:25

Here is my schematic Tube labrary ;)
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#2 Post by john29302 » 18 Sep 2010, 07:04

sure would like to know what to do to these files once i download them. seems that the library icon is more ignorant that this company. How is it done? or is this charades? :ugeek:

-- 19 Sep 2010, 17:48 --

i tried 2 hours...just to get an octal tube avail. i tried to unzip the says it doesnt open files with that extension. all i want is to put an octal pcb picture on a 9 x6 copper board.and then hand trace it ...this program is nonsense...the lingo, the protocol;....who would think a pcb maker would want to go thru all that...its like could it be any more user unfriendly? i doubt it. its sadistic.

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#3 Post by falingtrea » 20 Sep 2010, 13:52

The library that was supplied is a schematic only one. So you can create schematics with tube symbols. In order to have a shape to put on a pcb you need a .lib file. Unfortunately, tubes are so outdated for most designs that PCB support is minimal. What you need to do is run the pattern editor program and create your own pattern.

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#4 Post by JimTD505 » 13 Aug 2011, 19:09

Yes, I'm having the same (or similar) problem:

-> "Adobe Reader could not open "Tubes.eli" because it is either not a supported file type or because file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded)

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#5 Post by electronics-engineer » 31 Aug 2011, 13:31

.eli is a DipTrace schematic library, not a zip file or a PDF file. Just drop it in the lib folder (it's in your DipTrace folder).

Use Windows search to look for "*.eli" to find all your diptrace .eli libraries.

You can use tell Windows to do the right thing when you click on a .eli file:

In XP:

Right click on the .eli file --> Open With --> Select the program from a list --> --> always use the selected program to open this kind of file -->Browse and select CompEdit.exe (in the DipTrace folder).

You should do the same thing with .lib files (DipTrace PCB layout libraries) but this time select PattEdit.exe.

Question for developers: Should these file extensions be associated by default?

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#6 Post by mister707 » 30 Sep 2012, 20:11

Hello such, I'm Angel Baca, I am writing from Lima, Peru, I want to thank you for the library of vacuum tubes, I subscribed to this forum in order to download this is my first post, I'm using DipTrace for 4 months, and I think far superior to all other software I've tried to use, I'm learning to make PCB's effect pedals for electric guitar, again thanks, a hug and see you.

-- 04 Oct 2012, 20:17 --

I found this library, the uploaded the sr. Tubelab in Diyaudio forum is for eagle, he converted to DipTrace (. Eli), I hope you find it useful, includes tube pattern, resistors and capacitors.
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#7 Post by DIY4Life » 06 Apr 2020, 17:38

Thank you Steen Bentzen!

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