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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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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.
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 … Read more
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.
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!
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 … Read more
Do you want your next PCB to be pretty? Here’s how to add custom graphics to a PCB using Eagle. Via Make.
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 … Read more