We have precompiled executables but if you're not using Windows 7 64 bit you may need to recompile the brd2svg program. This program is written in Qt!

We told you this would be fun right?

You can grab the compiler/IDE from https://www.qt.io/download-open-source/

You can skip the Qt account setup part

Once installed, run Qt Creator

Open up the project:

And open brd2svg.pro in the eagle2fritzing/brd2svg folder

Select Release build mode

Build the project

You may get warnings, thats OK - the software is still 'in progess'

Once done you'll have a new build directory:

which inside the release directory you'll find your brd2svg executable. Drag this into the eagle2fritzing/brd2svg directory.

If you run it you may get complaints about missing DLL's

You can find these at C:\Qt\5.6\mingw49_32\bin

Just drag one at a time until you can run it without complaint

Then from within a terminal command line you can run the tool. It will complain it needs files. This is OK! If you get this warning, you can move to the next step

This guide was first published on Jul 05, 2016. It was last updated on Aug 05, 2016.

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