Categories

Designing Eagle footprints from mechanical drawings

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 in Eagle, tutorials by DP

Adafruit shows how to accurately design footprints in Eagle. The process imports the mechanical drawing into Eagle, and the footprint is traced over this template. It’s best used for mechanical parts – connectors, buttons, jacks, etc – that have complicated footprint designs.

You can also check out our guide to building simple footprints in Eagle, as well as our other Eagle tutorials.

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 9:00 pm and is filed under Eagle, tutorials. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

One Response to “Designing Eagle footprints from mechanical drawings”

  1. vimark says:

    Nice import to bitmap trick! I’ve actually used these method but instead of using bitmap import I’ve manually draw it to AutoCAD first then extract the coordinates to use and rebuild it to Eagle footprint editor.

Leave a Reply

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

Recent Comments

  • Stennly: Despite the popularity of STM32s, it may not be the best place to start. As mentioned already, the Silicon Labs gecko family is cheap to...
  • Pete Juliano: Since this posting on my blog I have received an excellent suggestion on how to quickly disconnect the 48 VDC from the amp so you...
  • Helge: Silicon Labs offer a powerful, unrestricted and completely free software development kit packaged with their Simplicity Studio IDE. It's built on Eclipse, and includes hundreds...
  • Sjaak: With development kit I ment software development kit. I couldn't (easily) find one back some time. Then I asked around and finally came up with...
  • Pranav gulati: I probably couldn't understand what you meant by ' ST doesn’t offer a development kit as I expected' There are numerous eval boards of STM32...