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Making footprints and schematic symbols are some of the more onerous parts of using Eagle. But most ICs are pretty similar: they're either DIPs, some type of leaded SMD, or BGAs. So I made a Perl library that lets me enter a simple text description of a chip and it will generate a footprint and symbol for me and link them together into a complete device.
As an example, consider the Microchip MCP48X1 DAC chips. Here's their pinout: <<more...>>