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How do I install and configure Library Loader?

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  • Charles Panek

    For me, this breaks at step 5. When I click on Settings, Library loader complains "Unable to launch/connect to DesignSpark PCB"

    I've tried re-installing DesignSpark PCB and rebooting, to no avail.  I'm on Windows 7.  It actually does launch DesignSpark PCB at that point, if it's not already running, so it seems to know where it is.

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  • Chuck Van Dien

    convoluted to the 9's... 

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  • DesignSpark PCB

    @Chuck, what step did you have issues understanding?

    The above only has to be configured once.
    1. Map to your download folder.
    2. Select your library to download to.
    3. Select your ECAD tool.
    4. Use the Component Search Engine.

    After this your components you download are automatically detected by Library Loader in your download folder, extracted from the zip file, placed in you selected library and attached to pointer for placement on the schematic

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  • DesignSpark PCB

    @Charles, this may have been the issue reported for v9 in the Status FAQ which is now resolved.
    For any version of DSPCB if Library Loader is not interfacing correctly to DSPCB, then close Library Loader and DSPCB, now launch DSPCB by a right click and selecting "Run as Admin". now close DSPCB. These steps ensure the Windows OLE is registered correctly for DSPCB.
    Now launch DSPCB and Library Loader as normal and they will communicate correctly.

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  • Charles Panek

    I tried running DSPCB as administrator, but still get the same message when I click Settings:

    I'm running DSPCB v9.0.1 and Library Loader V2.45, on Win 7 Pro, SP1.  Both DSPCB and Library Loader are installed in C:\Program Files (x86).

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  • DesignSpark PCB

    Please open a support ticket https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new and the team will work with you to resolve. 

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  • erwin rambow

    I have the same problem, this breaks at step 5. When I click on Settings, Library loader complains "Unable to launch/connect to DesignSpark PCB"

    I've tried re-installing DesignSpark PCB and rebooting, to no avail.  I'm on Windows 10.  It actually does launch DesignSpark PCB at that point, if it's not already running, so it seems to know where it is.

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  • DesignSpark PCB

    @Erwin, I have formatted an earlier reply below with the required steps:

    The following is for any version of DSPCB when Library Loader is not interfacing correctly to DSPCB.

    1. Close Library Loader and DSPCB

    2. Launch DSPCB by a right click and selecting "Run as Admin".

    3. Close DSPCB.

    These steps ensure the Windows OLE is registered correctly for DSPCB so that Library Loader can see DSPCB is launched.

    Now launch DSPCB and then Library Loader as normal and they will communicate correctly.

    Should you have any further issues please open a support ticket https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new and the team will work with you to resolve. 

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  • Kevin Spousta

    I'm having a bit of difficulty as well...

    I've followed the install instructions and can get DSPCB and LL running and I get as far as searching for and finding the parts I'm looking for (Specifically an ESP32 DevKitC module) but the "download" icon I see in the video and other examples doesn't actually download anything.

    I get the choices to build or request an item be built.  Trying option 1, I have no idea what package category to select as there doesn't seem to be a "module" category to choose.

    I've tried SamacSys, Mouser and RS Components.  Again, I can find the part, just no data to download.

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  • DesignSpark PCB

    As the option to "build or request to be built" is present there is not a component to download. You can then select Option 2 request item to be built you can then select package "Other" and it will be a custom creation by SamacSys as it is not one of the automatic build options, the fact that it is the list will trigger a manual build.

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  • Kevin Spousta

    OK, makes sense.  I assumed that since there were so many, there would be components built already.

    Thx

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