Import Eve Online character’s API in Eve Fitting Tool

Really quick with few steps I will show you how to import Eve Online character’s API in Eve Fitting Tool (EFT) .

For these who do not know EVE Fitting tool is an application that allows the EVE players to experiment with ship fittings outside the game and without paying for the weapons and modules. It is using the mentioned already ‘API key’, which is a key for EVE online database, and allows the tool to respond to the exact level of character skill.

I presume you have the latest version of Eve Fitting Tool,and you have collected your character”s API key from http://myeve.eve-online.com/api .
If not, download the fitting tool and gather your Eve Online API key from the links above.
Start EFT and go to ”View – > Character editor”

Import Eve Online character's API in Eve Fitting Tool

You will see the Eve fitting tool’s character editor with few icons. The very first one is ‘Create new character.
Click on it type your character name and press ‘OK’

Import Eve Online character's API in Eve Fitting Tool

Now in order to import your character from eve to the fitting tool, first select it from the drop down menu. If you do not change it, the imported later setting will overwrite the wrong account.

Import Eve Online character's API in Eve Fitting Tool

Once you select it, go to ‘Import’ and there enter the gathered from Eve Online page API key into Eve fitting tool.
Remember that limited access API key is required to fetch skills from Eve-Online database.

Import Eve Online character's API in Eve Fitting Tool

Click on connect and choose the character to load skills from.

Import Eve Online character's API in Eve Fitting Tool

Next step is to select a ship in the Eve fitting tool. Go to ‘File -> Open Ship Browser’¦’, choose a ship from your preferred race and click OK.

Import Eve Online character's API in Eve Fitting Tool

Fit the ship with some modules and switch to your eve online character to check how it meets the requirements.

Import Eve Online character's API in Eve Fitting Tool

The thing that I will finish with is how to update your character in EVE Fitting Tool.
When you have new skills learned they are not updating automatically in the application.
To include the newest skills open again the EFT character editor ”View – > Character editor” and select your character. Then just click on the little manikin covered with the green arrow.
This will be enough and you can continue using the tool.

Import Eve Online character's API in Eve Fitting Tool

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