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Problem with massive gerber files from Eagle

I'm trying to export an 8" square design that is mostly copper to a gerber file but the board house is complaining that the front copper layer is crashing their software since its about 14mb. Is ...
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whatis the difference between mounting holes and through holes?

I am new to pcb design, and I am using eagle for this purpose. I am confused by mounting holes and through holes. They are all holes, what's the difference? In eagle, layer of drills(layer 44) is ...
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CAD Eagle difference headers

I am trying to figure out difference between these two header types. One appears larger than the other with names differing by 'RA' at the end.
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Eagle PCB: how to get BOM from a library part?

I am using a library part in my Eagle PCB schematic. I would love to learn more about what's inside / what sub-components the library owner used to make it. Is there any way to do this? For example ...
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Eagle How to flip a symbol?

Eagle 6.5 Schematic I want to be able to flip a logic or op-amp symbol (that is, mirror it about the X axis), but I can't find any UI button or menu item to do that, and it's not mentioned in the ...
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Eagle PCB: “No Supply for Power Pin …” error

I am new to Eagle and trying to wire up a schematic. I have an IC and the first basic task I'm doing is connecting ground pins to a GND symbol. Here is what I tried with the error: (Note: I'm ...
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How to create “wireless” networks in Eagle Cad

In this schematic they've somehow created "wireless" networks, meaning networks that connect two components but don't have an actual wire in the schematics. What are these called, and how can I ...
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Acute angle routes in PCB

Following is from a PCB that I am presently working on. That particular path signals are of 100-400kHz signals. Is there any problem in having routes of this kind?
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Custom >NAME group for components in EAGLE

I'm designing custom component library for my project and I'd like to create custom naming subset for my custom parts. When ever I create custom part the default naming order is U$1, U$2 etc., when ...
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In Eagle, why is the tstop layer larger than the pad itself?

Why is the tstop aperture around a pad larger than the pad itself? I would have imagined that it would be exactly the same size, or slightly smaller, so that the solder stays only on the defined pad. ...
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Grouping Components in Eagle

I'm wondering how I can these empty rectangles on eagle and label them, so I can reference the blocks my circuit has. For example: When I open the example file, right click on the rectangle and ...
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Import PCB outline made from connected lines from Inkscape

I have designed an outline for a PCB in Inkscape and wish to import it into Eagle, but the guides I have found leave me with lots of little lines in Eagle, not a continuous line, what's more is there ...
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Eagle: How do I edit the dimension layer?

While creating a via, a drill shape somehow ended up on my dimension layer. Even though I've deleted the via the drill hole remains and produces an error. How can I edit the dimension layer and delete ...
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Power Resistor TO-263 in Layout (Eagle) [duplicate]

I am using this Power Resistor here and I am trying to put it in my layout. The Problem is I can't find any .lib (TO-263 or D2PK) file in Eagle or at least a similar package. Any Help?
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How to create complex copper shapes in Eagle

I'm new to eagle but for a project I need to create a pcb with a complex arrangement of exposed copper contacts. The board is going to be used as a simple touch sensor made up of concentric and ...
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Change layer to a raster image object in Eagle

I have a project in eagle cad with an image in bmp which I imported some months ago. I have it in the top layer and I want to move it to the bottom one, but I can't find the way to change its layer. ...
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Via through TQNF Exposed Pad

Is it ok to use an "ordinary" via to connect the Exposed Pad of an TQNF package to ground, as shown in the following picture? I am using eagle. DRC generates an "overlap" error, is it ok to ignore ...
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How to connect GND and AGND planes on an inner layer in eagle?

This is an follow-up question to "How do I facilitate keeping multiple grounds, (i.e. AGND, DGND, etc…) separated in the layout when using Eagle?" I like the idea of using a "virtual short" component ...
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How do I find a short in an unpopulated 4-layer PCB?

I have a 4-layer PCB, designed in Eagle CAD 6.5. The stack-up is: Signal GND (ground) DVDD (digital power) Signal GND and DVDD are solid planes, with vias connecting them to layers 1 and 4. I ...
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Power Resistor in Eagle

I'm making a PCB in Eagle. First I found my components, and now I have to put them in Eagle so I can draw the actual board. Now the problem is, I have found this power resistor (I need 0.5 Ohm ...
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SFH6916— SOP-16, Half Pitch Mini-Flat Package eagle library needed

I want to use SFH6916 ( Optocoupler, Photo-transistor Output, Quad Channel, SOP-16, Half Pitch Mini-Flat Package) in my circuit. I am using Cadsoft Eagle for layout designing. The package ...
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Eagle create new package - set origin in PCB

I'm creating a package with Eagle, an Arduino shield package. While placing the pads or even drawing tPlace symbol for the package, I feel very difficult to allocate these items. If my memory works, ...
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Power wire-to-board connector identification

I am laying out my PCB and I would like to include this power connector in the layout. I am unable to identify the connector based on the its locking ability and layout. It could even be a common one ...
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XYRS for PCB Assembly

I'm trying to generate a XYRS file using the screaming Eagle ULP in Cadsoft Eagle. I'm curious about how the rotation column works. How does the pick-and-place machine know the starting orientation ...
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Can Proteus Isis open Eagle's schematic?

I had some years working with Proteus PCB design. A few years then, I did not do the same work. Now, from Googling, electronics community seem to place Eagle in a dominating position. Sparkfun, ...
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Eagle can't find a custom part after adding it to the schematic

I've created a couple of parts and stored them in a library called trackuino.lbr. I followed sparkfun's tutorial. I am able to add the part to my schematic but when I want to edit the part, I right ...
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Eagle: Circular area under component colliding with traces

I am creating a PCB layout in Eagle and I noticed that when I add in the ground plane, there are two unfilled circular areas under the usb mini type B socket. Does that area need to be empty? I ...
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Registration issues with OSH park 4 layer boards?

I just got back a 4 layer board from oshpark and have a few shorts on the board (no components stuffed). In particular I have two .050" pitch connectors with 4 pins each. It appears as though all ...
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draw dotted/dashed rectangles in Eagle schematic

I'm trying to draw some dashed/dotted rectangles in Eagle schematic to annotate functional groups like in this link I tried to draw rectangle and switch it to different types e.g. symbol, net, ...
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Eagle custom part attributes

I'm creating a library part for a dual MOSFET driver IX442 which has 3 variants, IX4426, IX4427, IX4428. The difference between the variants is in whether the outputs are inverted from the inputs. ...
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Eagle converts board to schematic

There are times that a design is given constraints in the placements of components. For me, I would like to start from placing them first before creating the schematic. Is there such a capability in ...
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How to create EAGLE part from existing 'daughterboard' PCB design

I have been working on a small daughterboard or 'backpack' PCB project in EAGLE. This PCB has various pin headers placed around it, designed to be connected to corresponding sockets on a larger ...
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Changing pad shape/size selectively on an inner layer in Eagle

I'm trying to create a plated cutout in eagle for a DC barrel jack connector (https://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Prototyping/Barrel-Connector-PJ-202A.pdf) for a 4 layer board to be fabed by oshpark. ...
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overlap error in Eagle CAD

I'm a new Eagle user and I created an SOIC part with a small heat pad in the middle. The pad is on the bottom and at the top copper layers. The bottom pad is purely for soldering convenience sake. Its ...
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Defining a flex bus in Eagle

How does one go about creating a board file for a board with both "normal" PCB material, and flex materal? I have a project where I want the PCB and a flex bus to be seamlessly joined, like: ...
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EIA3216 package. What is it?

On Eagle, I was told that one of my parts was a 10uF cap that was of the EIA3216 package. Can I know what this is? I tried to find such a part online but was unable to do so.
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How to mirror a large component in Eagle

I am using the Arduino shield pin component and I cant flip it, because it goes out of the area bounds... Is there a way to force it to flip and then go into move mode so I can place it within the ...
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Eagle not autorouting custom footprint

I am making a custom footprint for a component. However if I use the component then Eagle doesn't auto route any connections to that component. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Eagle ground plane polygon

I have been struggling to get the ground plane to fill in Eagle. Basically I have a very simple schematic, it is just VCC, two LEDs and GND. Now I went into Eagle, selected draw polygon and drew ...
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Exclude GND trace from GND groundplane in Eagle

I have a board layout in Eagle with a groundplane. Now I have a trace inside of this groundplane which is also GND but this one shouldn't merged into the groundplane. The reason is, that i want to ...
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Eagle how to restore default autorouter settings?

I'm testing Eagle autorouter while changing the value in various ways. Is there way to reset the parameter values for returning to default settings?
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In Eagle, Why via is created in the distant location

I'm using Eagle Autorouter. This works fine. But sometimes via is created in the distant location. Does anyone know the cause? Image is using 10mil Grid. Center-Top small one is the via of this ...
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Eagle board editor not allowing me to place components outside area which is permitted

I am using this https://github.com/nabilt/nRF8001-Breakout-Board here. When I try to modify the schematic I can easily do it. But when I try to place a component in the board it keeps telling me the ...
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OrCad board file to Eagle board file

I am having one PCB design which is created by OrCad PCB designer software. I am having board and gerber file both. Now i want to export this design to Eagle board file, as all standard PCB print ...
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In Eagle board editor, how to remove origin mark?

In Eagle board editor, how to remove origin mark? Once set, I can move it, but can't remove it.
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Eagle layout: how do I create an elongated hole under IC for isolation?

I am kind of new to Eagle. I need to put a hole under an IC for isolation. An elongated oval to separate the sides of the chip. I need to be pointed in the right direction.
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In Eagle PCB, how can I reuse devices from existing schematics?

I'm making an Eagle PCB schematic design, a break-out board for the TI cc2540. I have a reference Eagle design with a PCB antenna, and I would like to use that antenna. Looking at the element ...
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How do I create “beveled” T-intersection traces in Eagle CAD?

Frequently it is convenient to route traces on a PCB such that some other traces or pads are at right angles to a common bus. However, this creates "T" intersections which have 90° angles, which can ...
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Non Plated Through Holes in Eagle

I am thinking about a project that has need for various different complicated wiring connections. I would like to make a single board that would make it as easy as possible to make arbitrary ...
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Eagle Library Management — Is there a “right way”?

I've never really been able to manage user-libraries particularly well in Eagle. The problem becomes exacerbated when moving projects from computer to computer, and even worse when trying to maintain ...