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Eagle PCB design issue

I have finished the schematic layout for my design which contains transformer. I also found the optimized design 100%, but the transformer background should be black while I'm having only portion of ...
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Unexpected error after Arduino Uo schematic upload to Eagle

I wanted to learn a little bit in board schematic analyze/modification. I am learning Eagle so I've downloaded Arduino Uno official files and the error appears: I've already done 2 or 3 basic boards ...
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Eagle: Import attributes from file

There has been a lot of questions and comments on the different ways of exporting data from eagle for BOM generation etc. however, I would be interested to heard whether or not there is a method, ...
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Eagle 7 two finger scroll issue

I upgraded to Eagle 7 a couple of days ago the the scroll behaviour seems to have changed. Using a two finger scroll on a mac trackpad I used to be able to pan around in Eagle 6 but using Eagle 7 this ...
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Tools used to manufacture entire digital systems

I am new to electronics and am trying to wrap my head around the various tools used for producing various digital components. My understanding of HDL languages like VHDL and Verilog is that they ...
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Using a mixed technology, SMD and THT components in one PCB

I want change design from Through-hole technology to SMD design. Some components have no SMD version, for example some transistors in TO-92 package, and Power Mosfets, which available in DPAK SMD ...
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Eagle Board Editor: Garbage or stray marks of a particular component stays back even after moving it

I am designing a primitive PCB design in Eagle. I used many tools like move, route, delete, smash, etc. I dont know why I bumped into this problem. When i move a component ,there is a part of the ...
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Add exposed copper to eagle board?

I am new to using eagle. I want to put some exposed copper pads that I can solder to on my board. The catch is that they cannot have through holes. I tried just making polygons in the top layer, but I ...
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Understanding PCB layer stack-up shorthand notation [2:(1(2+345*67)*16):7]

I was given a PCB layer stackup specification like this: [2:(1(2+345*67)*16):7] For an 8 layer blind via setup. Could someone provide a reference to decode this ...
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Unexpected drill hole behind voltage regulator in EAGLE

I am designing a PCB in EAGLE and I want to use an 7815 TO-220 voltage regulator. When I check the top or bottom layer mask of my PCB I can see that there is a hole (with no copper I think) behind the ...
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Reroute existing wires with autorouter eagle

I created a board in Eagle, autorouted it and then moved components around. Is it possible to autoroute again, because now the wires are not straight. If I autoroute it just ignores existing wires.
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Should I using ground pours to surround high speed lines?

Previously I've been using ground plane pours in Eagle to connect ground points and also to surround lines that I feel need protecting from surrounding noise. This is on two layer boards. By drawing a ...
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dimensions error

I have to admit that I am quite new to eagle and that I am about to create my very first PCB. However, I ran into an error I do not understand. I do use 10x1 pinheads from the pinhead library, but ...
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'Unrouting' a ground plane on Eagle

I have been using Eagle for quite a while now but there is one thing that continues to bother me while I am using it. I have made the ground plane cover the shape of the board, however, when I am ...
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Restrict area trouble in Eagle

I am trying to get a small section of my PCB design to be ground-free as this is the advised layout given by the manufacturer of the component. However, I believe that because there are components ...
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How to recalculate connections/airwires from copied traces?

I am learning how to use Eagle, and am designing a breakout board. After routing the connections for the top of the IC, I duplicated and mirrored them for the bottom connections. How do I make Eagle ...
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Eagle library for TLE2425

I am designing a development board and I need the TLE2425 component. Searched the internet and I not found one library for this component. I don't have experience in creating components in Eagle and ...
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Cannot place component in a column using Eagle 7.2.0 for Linux

In Eagle 7.2.0 for Linux I have 7 identical relays in schematic:Now, why can I while drawing PCB align into column relays K2-K7, ...
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After changing a symbol, how do I update a device with the new symbol?

I have a device in a custom eagle library, consisting of a symbol and a package. In the editor, I've swapped two symbol pins. How can I bring the new symbol into the device? It does not seem to flow ...
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Eagle PCB & cnc milling machine export format

I made a pretty PCB board in eagle cadsoft 7.2. I have a CNC milling machine i'm tring to export the vectorial file as HPG format then import the file to the cnc miling machine software. I only ...
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Why am I gerring this drill size error in Eagle Cad?

Why do I keep getting this drill size error in eagle cad. It seems like no combination of trace width or drill size will make it go away.
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Eagle model for TO-220F-4L

Where can I find an Eagle model for the TO-220F-4L package? Or something similar? I'm trying to add a KA78RXXC-Series Voltage Regulator and I can't even find another component with the same pins.
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How should I connect / design this tactile push button on PCB & schematic?

I have need for a tactile push button that I am using to cause an interrupt on a microcontroller. I have found my desired switch (linked above) but I am having trouble deciding the best way to design ...
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Eagle pinswap/gateswap on “box with pins” type symbol

I have made a number of parts where I use pinswap to exchange pins, often on certain connectors where the pinout is arbitary. I have a level shifter where I'd like to do the same but am hesistant in ...
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How to create ground and vcc pins

I try to create a GND pin and a VCC pin to connect them to a battery. On my eagle pcb I haven't found them. They should be like 5mm x 5mm. On the schematic I added a ground and vcc pin, but I can't ...
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How can I reset all part names in Eagle PCB?

I've built a large PCB, which merges about 17 schematics. There are about 1000 components on the board. What I need to do now is rename all of the resistors and capacitors. Currently the parts are ...
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Eagle Library for TI LDO

I am designing a development board and I need an onboard Low Dropout Voltage Regulator. There are a few which I have finalised but the problem is that I am not able to find the package for them in any ...
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Thermal vias in Eagle (CAD)

I'm making a part in Eagle (4.15) for a SOIC-8 package. There is a thermal pad in the center and I'm trying to add vias stitching the top and bottom pads together. In the Eagle package editor there ...
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Can you create a 'Smart PDF' using Eagle?

I know on Altium that it is possible to generate a Smart PDF which generates a sort of bookmark for each component designator on a PCB layout, but unfortunately I have done my board design using Eagle ...
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CADSOFT EAGLE libraries searching best practices

I just started to learn how to use EAGLE PCB software. The device I wanted to draw as the first try containing two elements that are not in the libraries provided with Eagle out of the shelf: ...
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Eagle: Editing a faulty part in 7.2 - how?

I'm using Simon Monk's - Make your Own PCB's with EAGLE: From Schematic Design to Finished Boards. In Chapter - 10, he demonstrates how to edit a part in another library (Sparkfun-Display) by copying ...
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PCB Ground Plane

I am designed a PCB in Eagle and I am new to doing this. I have created a ground plane on the bottom layer that covers the whole board but I still have a few traces running through the bottom layer ...
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Eagle Cad: change default drill size list

Eagle Cad specifies certain drill and hole sizes, for example, used for VIAs, when routing. I know that I can enter the drill size in the combo box and it will be remembered. But all the other ...
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Eagle routing gate swap and abitrary connectible pins

Is it possible to have the Eagle autorouter swap gates or pins on parts allowing such exchanges to untangle traces ?
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Eagle - non solder mask defined (NSMD) pads

I am designing a PCB layout in Eagle and in the datasheet of my modul it is said that "Non solder mask defined (NSMD) type is recommended for the solder pads on the PCB". Does it mean that there will ...
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Should I build my own parts for making PCB with eagle or is there a database somewhere?

I'm trying to build a custom PCB for a project I'm working on. I'm building a small robot that navigates using a color sensor and moves using two motors. For logic I'm using an Arduino Nano. My ...
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How to panelize gerber files?

I am planning on ordering a panel with four different designs on it. Two were made in Altium, while the other two were made in Eagle. Altium has a great tool for panelizing boards designed in it, but ...
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PCB Design - dashed lines on layers

While taking a look at some other peoples PCB designs I noticed something that I haven't seen yet. In some designs, I see regions marked by unconnected, small dots on the signal layers. Here are two ...
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Why do some Eagle devices have minuscule value labels?

I've just finished the first pass of layout on a board in Eagle, and I turned on all the board layers and ran a design rule check. I got a considerable number of errors, because a number of my parts ...
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Eagle library files for FAN5109 or LM5100

Question 1 - Which is a better high side gate driver out of FAN5109 and LM5100? Question 2 - If I am only using the driver as a high side gate driver, what should I do with the Low side pins(Both ...
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Eagle printed PCB scale problem

I have made a layout using eagle then save it as PDF to print a test paper before routing. I didn't design any package its all eagle's packages. I exported PDF as shown on the image but the problem ...
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Reshaping the board in eagle

I want to change the shape of my board in eagle, e.g. I want to create a hexagon instead of the square. Unfortunately I only found the possibility to move the square-edges around and increasing or ...
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How to set the offset for the componets name in Eagle Schematic?

I am using Eagle 7.1.0. In the eagle schematic the componet name is started by default by 1, 2, 3..... How can I create an offset so that it starts from diffent value. for eg offset of 100, should ...
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Potential pitfalls/caveats for developing a stencil for solder reflow

I'm developing a project that requires ICs that are in a QFN package, some have a slug on the bottom of the IC. Since these are QFNs, I'm not interested in hand soldering these; so I'm leaning toward ...
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Eagle - export pick & place file

How do I export/generate an pick & place file for my board in CadSoft Eagle? Is there a standard (like gerber) for pick & place machine files?
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Over 100 pins ic packages in Eagle [duplicate]

I want to use Eagle or Kicad to design a board using Maxim chips MAXQ1103 and MAX32550 http://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/MAXQ1103.pdf and ...
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Eagle mixed manual and autorouting approach [duplicate]

Often in Eagle I find myself routing important bits by hand manually, and then letting autoroute finish. If I want to redo the autoroute, maybe with a tweaked DRC or something, it would be convenient ...
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What's your approach when making footprints from a drawing with relative dimensions?

I want to make a footprint for a mini USB connector. Here's the recommended layout from the datasheet: I'm not very experienced with making footprints and find the dimensions inconvenient since ...
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EAGLE - changing only one PAD's radius and not affecting the library part

I have a PORTC and PORTD which use a same library part (IDC connector). But because some of the pins on PORTC and PORTD are not connected (NC) I would like to strengthen them by increasing the radius ...
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Eagle Auto Router Display

I've been having difficulty finishing the routing on a PCB I've designed. This is the first time this has happened really. I have miles of free space, yet it only gets to 96.4%. Anyways, I can't find ...