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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 ...
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Eagle tStop pad colliding with other pads

As you can see from the image, the tStop layer is colliding/wildly close with other tStop pad layer. Is that a cause of concern? IC is Linear Technology battery management IC - LTC4155. Package is ...
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TFBGA180 package and 2 layers (top & bottom)

I have a problem with a TFBGA180 package which I have to wire in EAGLE (freeware licence) which supports only 2 layers. I know that I won't be able to bring out all the connections but I really need ...
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PCB data trace lengths tolerable difference for high frequency

I have to interface a camera to a controller using the DCMI protocol for my project. I have around 17 (data+control) lines which are used with the camera. The frequency of operation is about 10 MHz. ...
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What is is an “M7” Diode

I know what it is in general terms of course. But I mean specifically what does the M7 mean. I certainly can't just go to digikey and order an M7 diode because such a part does not exist. I'm making a ...
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Why is the autorouter not reaching 100%?

When I use the autorouter in eagle for creating simple traces (the more difficult ones I'm doing on my own) it stops at 98.2%, but no trace is left unrouted. Why don't I get 100%? How do I find out ...
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KiCad equivalent of EAGLE attributes

Before I ask my question, I think this might be a good space to point out that EAGLE's attributes feature is incredibly cool. Here are a few particular use cases that illustrate its power: For ...
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How do I make pads for “spades” on my PCB in Eagle?

I've seen many devices with spade-like connectors (DC Jacks, AV connectors, etc.) such as below: The datasheet for the above connector has the follow pad layout: However, there is no drill hole ...
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Power Inductors in Eagle Software

I want to add the following product into my design in Eagle however I can't find the correct component from the library: ...
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Looking for a way to connect Edge card to wire wrap using Eagle

I am working on a project that requires many discrete transistors. Suffice it to say, it is for a transistorized 4-bit CPU project. I came across some oldschool IBM info on Wiki, and would like to ...
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Eagle: What is the significance of the tCream layer having this “hashed” pattern?

I am trying to modify a part because in the original libary, some of the pads were of differing sizes. I would like to make all pads to be of the same size. In the following image, there are three ...
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Enabling extra routing layers in Eagle (paid version) PCB design

I started a PCB design in the freeware version of Eagle, now I have the full version, but it won't let me route tracks to the extra route layers (i.e: only top and bottom). Starting a new design in ...
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Problems panning in Eagle on Mac

Running CADsoft Eagle (Standard Ed.) v7.2.0 on a Mac OSX 10.9.5 I have trouble panning with the trackpad using 2 fingers....sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. Anyone had similar problems? ...
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Altering a PCB for building a testing rig

I design my PCBs in Eagle and my CEM wants me to design a duplicate PCB with modifications on certain pins for springed pins to fit through. This seems extremely difficult in Eagle as it requires me ...
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Unable to delete Trace in Eagle

After running the design through the Errors Tool and moving a route that had insufficient clearance, I'm left with this blue segment that is overlaying the red route. Why is it there and how can it ...
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Pad hole size for 0.1" Male Headers

I created an Eagle part that has several holes to solder 0.1" pitched break away male headers to, such as the one below. However the pad has a hole thats too narrow for the header! What drill size ...
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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 multiple grounds to one external connector in 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 regarding 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 ...