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Eagle CAD tips and tricks

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Yahya Tawil from All About Circuits shares some Eagle CAD tips and tricks that you may not be aware of: Most hobbyists and many professionals use Eagle CAD as a daily tool in designing schematics and laying out PCB. I’m going to share with you the most important tips and...

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EAGLE BOM generation script

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Dilshan Jayakody writes: This is a quick post about EAGLE parts list generation script which I was written to replace existing "part2html.ulp". This script generates more organized and detailed BOM HTML file and it can directly replace "part2html.ulp". This script is tested with EAGLE 6.6.0, but it can also work...

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Great results milling PCBs from Eagle with the Nomad

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Liyanage over at Carbide 3D Community site writes: Milling PCBs was one of my main reasons for getting a Nomad. I finally found some time to learn how to use Eagle and the related tools and mill my first boards. I am very happy with the results and once again...

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BoardMerge Python tool merges Eagle PDFsfiles

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Rohit Gupta has written a Python command line tool to merge several PDFs generated by Eagle into one for easier printing when using toner transfer method. He calls is BoardMerge and you can download it from Rohit's website. Via the contact form.

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3D BRD viewer, a free tool to visualize CadSoft EAGLE PCB designs in 3D

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Peter of Cytec BG writes, "My idea was for pcb designers to be able to quickly, whithout too much hassle, check their board for correct footprints (especially for connectors) and collisions between components. Currently one can change soldermask colors, silkscreen layers, move and rotate components around, change component models and import step...

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Ultra Librarian and Eagle tutorial

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Luca Dentella writes: Ultra Librarian is a tool by Accelerated Designs to manage libraries of eletronic components (CAD design, simulation, 3d-modelling…). Many IC manufacturers provide Ultra Librarian files (.bxl) for their products: this tutorial will show how to use those files in Eagle… Via the contact form.

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Eagle ULP: Create drill line array

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Eagle ULP: Create drill line array This ULP is quite creative and simple to use. Draw a 0 with wire on the milling layer. Run the ULP, the dialog box selection will provide options to either draw an array of holes or vias. Parameters such as Diameter, signal name amount...

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Tutorial: Panelizing PCBs in Eagle

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Viktor wrote a short tutorial on how to panelize PCBs in Eagle: Panelizing PCBs is often required when making a smaller PCB than the minimum size a fabrication house accepts. However, it is not straightforward for the hobbyist to do it without expensive software tools.

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Import Eagle boards into FreeCAD

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Christian Aurich created a FreeCAD macro that imports Eagle board XML data into FreeCAD: The common solution until now is to export your board with eagleUp and assemble it with a case in Sketchup. This also gives you some drawbacks. The most important to me was that the Sketchup files are...

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Eagle Tip: Gateswap and Pinswap tool

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

We route all our PCBs manually instead of using an autorouter. This can be a tedious job sometimes, but we think it gives the best results. Sometimes we're just about to finish a PCB, when we notice a MUCH better way to route it if only a few connections could...

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Importing SVG images as polygons Into Eagle

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Here's an SVG image to Eagle polygon importer called svg2poly. It seems like an excellent alternative to the BMP importing plugin we've been using to make cool silkscreen artwork for our boards. Surprisingly often, I find myself wanting to import vector images into eagle, and have them appear as polygons...

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Pipistrello v2.0 Eagle design files

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Magnus Karlsson informs us that he has just released the Eagle design files for Pipistrello v2.0. Pipistrello is a FPGA development board for Xilinx Spartan-6 parts in 324 BGA package, desiged by Saanlima Electronics. The filess are available from the Saanlima website. Via the contact form.

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Simplify Eagle library part creation from BSDL files

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blvC4xhqbOE[/embed] Here's a tutorial on how to automatically generate Eagle parts from manufacturers' BSDL files. These files are available from some manufacturers and include tables listing pin names and numbers. This information is used by the make-symbol-device-package-bsdl.ulp to generate your device. On our wiki we have a tutorial on how...

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Jeremy Blum’s CadSoft Eagle video tutorials

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

OpenEnergyMonitor tweeted: Get started with Eagle CAD PCB design with Jeremy Blum's video tutorials on @element14 site www.jeremyblum.com Via Twitter.

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Eagle tutorial: How to position components on the bottom side of the board

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

If you really wanna jam as many components in the tightest space possible, dual side placement is the way to go. Luca made a tutorial for Eagle which describes how to place components on the bottom side of the board.

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Designing Eagle footprints from mechanical drawings

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

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...

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Perfectly spaced circular layout in Eagle

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Mats shared his method of aligning, and positioning all the LEDs on his clock in a perfect circle. He wrote an online PHP script that outputs Eagle commands that position, and rotate the LEDs depending on the parameters you enter into it. I have written a php script that generates...

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HOW-TO: Eagle Keepout and Restrict layers

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Keepout, and restrict polygons are powerful tools at your disposal as a PCB designer. Keepout is used when you don't want components placed within an area, like edges of a board, or where your heatsink will be placed. Restrict polygons make sure the specific copper layer cant be placed within...

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HOW TO: Eagle shortcut keys and scripts

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

As we picked up some experience with Eagle, we figured out that clicking icons and typing in commands slows down productivity. Eagle's key-binding features make it faster to do common tasks by pressing a few keys, but for a real kick they can also run scripts. We use a hot-key...

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HOW-TO: Polygons and ground fills for PCBs in Eagle

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

In Eagle polygons are used to make big copper areas on a PCB that aren't necessarily traces. We use them all the time to fill blank space on a PCB with copper connected to ground. Less frequently we use them to make large power traces such as with the ATX...

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