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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 ...
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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 ...