cadSoft has launched a new version of Eagle CAD – v7.3 with support for 64-bit systems. This means that the installation process will be much easy as compared to installing a 32-bit application on 64-bit systems. I have written a tutorial prior to this which caters to 32-bit installation, here’s the link. The steps for installation will be almost the same with a few modifications.
Open your Terminal using the shortcut Ctrl + Alt +T & follow the below steps.
Start by updating all the libraries.
sudo apt-get update
2. Download the .run File
Here we will create a Folder on Desktop named Eagle. Download the .run file in that folder.
3. Make the .run file executable
First we will make it executable & then run the setup.
chmod a+x eagle-lin64-7.3.0.run
You should see the GUI installation on your screen. Just click on NEXT .. & should be good to go.
4. How to start Eagle for the first time?
In the previous tutorial, this question bothered many people. So here is a detailed explanation. After installation, no shortcut will be made for Eagle. Even if try to search for Eagle in the launcher, you won’t find the icon.
Navigate to /home/$USER/eagle-7.3.0/bin & double click on eagle. It will start up Eagle. Once it’s started right-click on the icon and select Lock to Launcher. There you go … you’re welcome for that cool
Hope this helps you!