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Why are these Vias of Different Shapes

While looking at how other circuits bring AC mains into their circuits, I came across this design where there are 3 differently shaped vias (from top to bottom): Figure of ...
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How to draw an elliptical PAD in Eagle

I am trying to design a PCB layout for a component which requires elliptical pads. I am trying to do it with two arcs but I didn't get an ellipse. Can anyone suggest how to draw ellipse on eagle? Is ...
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What's the best workflow for creating gerber files from, say, an HFSS project?

I am curious how everyone gets their RF/microwave designs from their preferred simulation/design suite (HFSS is just an example) into a gerber file for fabrication. What's a good workflow, including ...
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How to draw pin grid array in cadsoft Eagle pcb?

I'd like to use a processor that uses a pin grid array. Basically, I'd like to make the prototyping PCB board for it. I'm new to eagle so I made an attempt to do this, and this how it looks like. Q1) ...
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Mounting hole on a PCB

Here is a picture of 3 mounting holes on three different PCBs. The red one is what I prepared on Eagle CAD and used "hole" button on the left side menu , something like this: Do I need to use ...
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PCB Panelization tool/SW and adding test connections

I prepared 4 different PCB layouts on Eagle CAD and generated Gerber files. As I can see Eagle CAD doesn't have any option to panelization. Is there any free tool/program that can allow me to ...
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How to add nail head pins in eagle

I am new to cad drawings and eagle cad. My professor wants me to build a pcb which has these nail head pins: https://www.mill-max.com/products/pin/5063/5063-0-00-01-00-00-33-0 I am not able to the ...
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Eagle: Remove some text of a compoment label

I routed a small board that will get connected to a BeagleBone Black using two 8x2 pin header connectors. As you can see on the picture there's two labels that are drawn out of the board layout so ...
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Eagle: Make copper pour connect to entire SMD pad

So I have a design in Eagle with a few SMD components that have pads that should be grounded. I've done a copper pour (draw polygon->name GND->Ratsnest) to create a top ground plane. On some of my ...
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How to make Eagle package with dual row surface mount tails?

I'm doing a project using the OMNETICS dual-row connectors (http://www.omnetics.com/neuro/pdffiles/A79025-001.pdf). I'm a bit lost about how to make the package for it in Eagle, as the connector has ...
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Connect mulriple grounds to one external connector Eagle

For my project I've designed 3 power supplies, 1 5V, 1 3.3V for the supply of the micro controller and one 3.3V for 3 INA 226 shunt monitors. I do have some questions regadering the ground. de power ...
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EAGLE PCB, how to specify an out-of-board component?

This might be a very basic question. I have a schematic where some of the components are outside of the board. For example, for a power supply, I have a switch and a transformer that are on the ...
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EAGLE detecting error at Copper Trace intersecting Dimension Outline

The ARDUINO_MEGA part from the Sparkfun Eagle Library is used in my board design. However when performing a DRU check, it seems that there is an error where the top ...
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EagleCAD and LPKF S63 Milling machine

I am having an issue with clearances around pads and vias in EagleCAD, when milled on a LPKF S63 milling machine. I am a student myself but in my final year, and helping out by making a small ...
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How can I make a decent ground plane in Eagle?

I've made a couple of simple PCBs as a hobbyist, and for the first time now I want to add a ground plane pour but I'm having some issues. As I have currently understood I need to: Create a polygon ...
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Orphan polygon not filling

I'm trying to have an area of my PCB with the same geometry on the top and bottom copper layers, but I'm having trouble with the polygon on the top layer. I placed vias on the bottom contacts (which ...
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EAGLE: Delete internal layers

I'm doing a Layout and I have some problems deleting an internal layer. As you can see in the pictures below I have 4 layers (1, 2, 15, 16). But somehow I also have a layer called Route 3 (3). I get ...
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EAGLE footprint not sizing correctly

So I had trouble in kicad printing a gerber file with a correctly sized footprint for a generic .1'' 2x20 pinheader. On advice, I switched to EAGLE but this time before I modified any of the parts, I ...
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How to test Eagle schematic design?

I am doing a project where I have to design a PCB. I am new in this field. I am using EAGLE PCB software. About my project: I am working on a project where I have to measure the environments ...
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Make a pad connect to two nets with different names in Eagle

I have a part that is an SMT 'jumper', it is unpopulated and you use it by bridging the pads with solder. I want to put a track from the pin pad to GND. But the pad pin needs to also go to an address ...
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Cutout a polygon from another in any layer in Eagle CAD part creation

I am trying to create a part with a bespoke pad. How do I cut one polygon (for where the hole will be) from the original pad polygon. I don't just want to make a dimension layer and let the PCB house ...
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Eagle: use device in schematic, but hide it on board

How can I hide a device on a board, but still use it in the schematic? For example, I want to have relays in my schematic which are on an other board, to make the schematic more understandable.
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Eagle Clearance Error on DS2784

I am using the CAD drawing for the DS2777 from Maxim Integrated. ...
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Is it possible to move names and parts separately in board edit mode in Eagle?

Most factory-created PCBs I have seen has part names aligned very accurate, without any overlap, without placing under the SMD devices, and so on. My question is - can I move part names separately ...
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CadSoft Eagle polygon won't reach pads in Molex library

I'm using the Molex 5569 library in CadSoft Eagle. When I create a polygon, it won't reach the pads at all. The problem occurs only with components from this library. Have a look at this screenshot ...
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Hide particular airwires/nets in eagle

Is it possible to hide particular airwires in eagle, without hiding all of them? So if there's a net I am not currently interested in, but it has a lot of connections, confusing where other airwires ...
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Cadsoft EAGLE Some objects extend outside the allowed board area

I'm trying to Modify an eagle file that I have, it's a relatively simple circuit and I'm using the free version of Cad soft Eagle to do it. One of the components on the board is a 4 pin plug, I'm ...
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wire bends in eagle

I am trying to do my first pcb design, using the freeware version of eagle 6.5. I will be making a single layer board using toner transfer. I did the routing of all the tracks, but didnt know better ...
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Package/Device for a component with duplicated pins

I have a L79L05 from ST Microelectronics, which has the following pinout: I have created a symbol and package in Eagle for that component. The symbol has three pins - IN, OUT and GND, while the ...
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Spark Core Shield PCB design review

I'm designing a PCB (a shield for Spark Core - microcontroller + wifi board). It is connected to 5 analog sensors (not on board, using 3pin header) and 4 relays (on board). Output(RJ45) and vias on ...
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Eagle cad replace command using command line

I am using Eagle Cad and changed my libraries to another folder. I needed quicker access. Now I have to update my components in my schematic and wanted to use the replace command from the command ...
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Custom package in EagleCAD not aligning to grid

I'm trying to make a custom package in eagle, and somehow the pads of my part got misaligned w.r.t. the grid. Is there any convenient way to correct for this when it happens? I know about the ...
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PCB designing: facing problem in connecting pushbutton

I decided to learned PCB designing using EAGLE 7.1.0. So I first of all I go through this video then through this video. Now I started designing a board for ATmega16 microcontroller. For this I ...
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How to deal with devices connected via a connectors in schematics?

I have a few sensors (potoresistor, temp sensor...) that connect to the board indirectly. The PCB will have a connector such as the molex 4pin fan connector that will in turn connect to the ...
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Custom Eagle Part has isolation built-in?

I've just created the footprint for a QFN-56 8mmX8mm to be used with the TLC5958. It seems like there is some sort of isolation built in to the center pad and I cannot figure it out. In the image ...
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Eagle libraries for Automotive Header connectors

I am working on a diagnostic tool for automotive application that will be able to check wire integrity and offer a very quick way for technicians to know if there are any physical wiring faults while ...
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How many AVR's on an Arduino Leonardo?

What is going on here? According to the circuit diagram there are two microcontrollers (U1 and U2, with slightly different partnumbers) on the Arduino Leonardo, but when I take a look at the PCB I can ...
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What are some tips to routing a one sided PCB?

I'm having trouble routing this PCB in Eagle 7.1: I have tried the following: Autorouting - it could not complete Moving components around Manually routing - I always ended up getting stuck ...
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Need some help learning to make my own parts in Eagle

I am extremely new to using Eagle (or creating circuits in general). I've been searching around online for tutorials on making your own parts in eagle. However, I still have a few questions and I was ...
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RJ11 socket in Eagle libraries?

I am trying to add RJ11 (telephone wire) sockets to my PCB on Eagle but am having trouble finding it in the libraries. Is this a standard socket that is included or do I need to install some external ...
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Ok, EAGLE eyes… what am I missing here?

Ok, so most of my schematic is completed, and I've cleared all the ERC checks but this one. I don't seem to see what the problem is. all the positive powers are connected using the same (copy paste) ...
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Custom device with multiple gates tied together in Eagle

I'm trying to create a transistor array device in a small library I'm working on in Eagle. The device has five P-Channel MOSFETs. The source of each MOSFET is internally tied together and connected to ...
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Problems with hole.lbr Eagle

I am simply trying to make two holes in a Eagle schematic using holes.lbr to connect two wires to. It appears as though I cannot connect it to any part, I have tried using the net, wire and junction ...
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Eagle Freeware - definition of 'signal layers'

According the the Cadsoft website, Eagle Freeware supports '2 signal layers'. Am I right that Cadsoft includes power and ground layers in their definition of 'signal layers'? In other words, am I ...
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Adding a Logo to the Eagle Board file

There are instructions out there on the web on how to import a Bitmap file into Eagle CAD and it's an option in the "File" menu so it should not be a problem. I'm going through the process and finding ...
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How to place a hole at an angle in Eagle

I am trying to create my own package in Eagle 6.6. I have to place holes at specific angle of 36 degrees. I need to place 10 holes on the circle with an angle of 36 degree to each hole. The package ...
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Scripting via in Eagle library

I am trying to create a custom library part in Eagle and I am having trouble scripting vias. I get an error saying that vias can only be created for boards. However I can manually place them with my ...
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Stop mask errors in DRC

I'm doing my first board in Eagle (first board at all, actually) and am getting a lot of stop mask errors around parts that I'm using out of the Nordic and Adafruit libraries. Every point of ...
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How to convert files from Cadence to Eagle CAD?

Is there any free software that can convert Cadence files (.dsn, .opj, .brd) into Eagle CAD files (.brd, .sch)?
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How do I duplicate a part in eagle?

I just modelled a P-Channel MOSFET in Eagle and now would like to do duplicate the device to make slight changes to both the symbol and the device for a similar N-Channel MOSFET. I've searched and ...