Posts Tagged ‘Cadsoft Eagle’

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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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 Via Twitter.

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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: Crude ways of making plated slots in Eagle

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

As far as we know Eagle doesn't offer an option for making plated slots. Here are two hacks we found on the subject. Check out our previous tutorial on building footprints in Eagle. You can also skim through our Cadsoft_Eagle other tutorials on the wiki. (more…)

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HOW-TO: Build 3D models from Eagle files

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Overview Over the last few weeks we've been building 3D models of our projects in Google SketchUp using the EagleUp script. This script makes a 3D model of the board from Cadsoft Eagle board (.brd) files, and populates it with pre-existing models of components. Once you have a 3D model...

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HOW-TO: Make parts in Cadsoft Eagle

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Eagle's popularity is partly due to the sheer number of parts and footprint libraries available for it. Sometimes you can't find the part you need in an existing library though, and it's time to make your own. Making a new part in Cadsoft Eagle can be intimidating for new users,...

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Large plot data warning from Cadsoft Eagle CAM processor

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Today we got a new warning from Eagle's CAM processor when exporting gerbers to make PCBs. When the CAM processor started we got the error "Board contains a polygon that may cause extremely large plot data". After some removing nearly every component from the PCB, we found that it was...

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DP Eagle part library cleanup and naming standards

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

We decided to clean up our Eagle part library and start using a new part naming scheme. The old library was getting confusing to work with, here's our new part naming conventions: general naming style [category]_[function]_[partnumber] if function is unavailabel the folowing will be used [category]_[partnumber] Capacitors, Resistors, and diodes...

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Dangerous Prototypes best practices for PCB and schematic design

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

For future projects we recently updated our best practices for designing schematics and PCBs. We compiled them to a wiki page, as well as some tips for using Cadsoft Eagle. Check them out below. Feedback and suggestions are welcome. (more…)

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Cadsoft Eagle review by a new user

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Pete decided to try out Cadsoft Eagle and write about his experience. The first impression wasn't the best. I finally decided to download and learn to use the industry-standard PCB and schematic layout software: Eagle. I've tried a bunch of others, and quite frankly, got tired of always using "also...

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Giveaway: Cadsoft EAGLE licenses

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Later today we will announce the winners of the Cadsoft EAGLE licenses.  If you’d like one just leave a comment on the original contest post, with an idea that would benefit from the extended features of a hobbyist license.

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Cadsoft Eagle tips and tricks

Friday, April 1st, 2011

MichaelZ started a list of Cadsoft Eagle tips and tricks.  Learn something new, or share your tricks, in the forum. We'll keep the wiki updated with your contributions. Thanks McZ!

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EAGLE open XML format for schematics, PCBs

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

CadSoft is developing new open, XML-based file formats for the Eagle schematic and PCB editor. This means easier version control, something we gripped about earlier today, and better interoperability among CAD applications. The CadSoft EAGLE development team is developing a new format for schematic, layout and parts libraries that is...

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Adding custom graphics to PCBs in Eagle

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Do you want your next PCB to be pretty? Here's how to add custom graphics to a PCB using Eagle. Via Make.

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Import images into Cadsoft Eagle

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

We're trying to take it up a notch by adding the Dangerous Prototype logo to future PCBs. We weren't sure how to do this in Cadsoft Eagle, so we thought we'd share what we did. The Cadsoft miscellaneous downloads page has a number of utilities and Perl scripts that convert...

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Posted in techniques, utilities | 9 Comments »

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