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Effortlessly Convert Your Autodesk EAGLE Projects

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Quickly transfer your legacy designs

The Import Wizard in Altium Designer converts your designs to Altium’s file format in minutes.

Keep existing parts libraries

The migration process converts your libraries into Altium’s library format. You can immediately use your existing parts in new projects.

Minimal cleanup required

The Import Wizard was built to handle EAGLE’s schematic, board, and library files with minimal cleanup after conversion.

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The intuitive interface in Altium Designer helps you quickly move from beginner to professional with the most advanced productivity tools.

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Switching from Autodesk Eagle to
Altium Designer in 3 Simple Steps:


Prepare Your

Ensure data is saved in EAGLE file formats

(*.BRD, *.SCH, or *.LBR)


Convert Designs

Use the Import Wizard in Altium Designer to convert to Altium’s file format

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You can start updating the converted files in Altium Designer immediately

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Step-By-Step Guide to Migrate from EAGLE

With the import wizard in Altium Designer, migrating your EAGLE files is a simple and straightforward process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much data is needed to migrate?

Users only need their .BRD and .SCH files to migrate from EAGLE to Altium Designer. To convert components, .LBR files are needed.

How much rework is needed after importing?

The amount of rework varies with each project, but the Import Wizard in Altium Designer was engineered to minimize any required cleanup. After running the Import Wizard, make sure to view the migration log and review the converted design.

Can we go back and forth between using Altium Designer and EAGLE?

Even after converting your files to the Altium Designer file format, your original EAGLE files will still be available and can be accessed in EAGLE.

Can we import existing parts libraries?

Yes. All EAGLE component libraries can be converted into Altium’s library format.

How long does it take to convert a project to Altium Designer?

It takes just a few minutes for the Import Wizard to complete the conversion process. As with any importer, it is advisable to review the converted files to ensure no cleanup is needed.

What happens to EAGLE-specific features?

Some features in EAGLE files may not translate as expected. Therefore, it is essential to review specific features before finalizing your converted files. Please refer to our migration guide to see what features should be reviewed and any required cleanup. The overall cleanup process is short and can usually be completed in a few minutes for smaller projects.

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