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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 ...
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Which layer of PCB is used to identify cut-out of individual boards within a panel?

Let's say I'm using a software like EagleCAD to create a panel with a few copies of a design (or even different designs). There is a "Dimension" layer (mapped to an Outline layer, e.g., GKO), but ...
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Are there Atmel and PIC libraries for Eagle?

I am using CadSoft's Eagle library with added libraries from Adafruit. However, I still see an overwhelming lack of modern Atmel products in the component list. I'm relatively new to Eagle so I ...
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Multiple traces for single connection in Eagle

I'm manually routing a power distribution network in Eagle, and am trying to follow the IC vendor's recommendation to attach vias to the power plane both left and right of the bypass capacitor's ...
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Can I change the size of a symbol in EagleCAD?

I am new to EagleCAD and I just finished generating a new complementary MOSFET in a TSOP-6 package. Everything was fine until I pulled the new component into my schematic and realized that it was way ...
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How to use high and low naming with negation on Eagle

I noticed it's possible to give present a negation value by calling a variable the following: !A However I'm trying to imitate an existing part where A has the header line, and B doesn't and it only ...
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High voltage/current design on PCB

I am building a circuit that allows me to control a set of light (more specifically Christmas lights you see in supermarkets) with relays (AQH 2223). My idea is to have the controller input on one ...
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Which Eagle part to use for this 2-pin Screw Terminal?

This is my first EAGLE design and I'm looking to add some a number of 2-position screw terminals (3.5mm pitch) PRT-08084. Problem: I can find the EAGLE part for ...
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EagleCAD Device Dimension layer

I am creating an Arduino compatible with minimal parts (ie chip, caps crystal) and since it was available from Adafruit's EagleCad library decided to use the Arduinor3-noioref component for the pad ...
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How to view Eagle gerber files in ViewMate?

I'm trying to view my gerbers generated from eagle (using SparkFun's CAM file) as I and cannot get the drill file to import correctly for some reason. When I drag the files into ViewMate, I choose ...
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Eagle library for MCP2551

I need to make a PCB, and the only software I have is EAGLE. All the other parts are listed in my libraries, but where can I find a library that has MCP2551 (CAN transceiver)?
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Need help finding PCB components on DigiKey

I am looking at the TinyDuino Schmatics (PDF) and Eagle BRD/SCH from Tiny-Circuits (an open source project) to put together Bill Of Materials. I am interested in creating my own version of this ...
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Bypass capacitor placement in Eagle

I've just placed a large FPGA in a QFP package with 144 pins in the middle of my board, and would now like to add bypass capacitors on the power supply pins. The power and ground pins are either next ...
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How to know which side of the terminal block on pcb drawing

I'm planning to use Seeed's PCBA Prototype, where they request to use their open parts library(if you want them to solder the parts for you). I came across their screw terminal block(part 3470070P1). ...
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Confused about Eagle libraries (can't add parts I see in control panel to schematic)

I want to add a diode with an SOD80 package to a schematic. In the Eagle control panel under diodes.lbr, I see a part named SOD80C: Question 1: I'm confused at this point. Am I looking at a device ...
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Searching Eagle library issue

I am new to Eagle (using 6.5.0) and I have huge problems with search in library functionality. If, for example, I want to search for LM358, and I type just 358 in the search field, it doesn't find ...
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Eagle: IC package variant, different pins bonded out

I'm trying to create an Eagle component for the Altera EP4CE22, which comes in BGA and SMD packages, where different pins are actually available on the outside of the package. Is it possible to reuse ...
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Eagle: Pins on FPGA exchangeable, depending on configuration

I'm trying to do the PCB design, using Eagle, for a small board with an FPGA that basically just routes the I/O lines to the outside. So, for the purpose of routing this board, the pins are basically ...
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Eagle - How to make the router ignore internally connected pins (in a package)

I have made a tactile switch package and as the picture shows pin 1 and 2 are internally connected, same for pin 3 and 4. The package have 4 pads and the symbol only 2. I have connected pads 1+2 ...
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Plated hole without circles on layers

I am a beginner on Eagle. I want a make a plated hole on PCB but no any pad on top or bottom layers. Or, a plated hole on PCB but bottom and top layers are electrically isolated. Another variation is ...
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EAGLE schematic capture and board layout problems

I’m about to start the manual and then auto routing process of my schematic see the following link for my schematic but before doing this I’ve read quite a lot on different bits of advice on ...
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SMT packages library in eagle

I can't find eagle library with "empty" smd/smt packages. I found THT packages in ic-packages.lbr. Where I can find SSOP, TQFP and other smd packages?
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How to create tag type of label in Cad Eagle? [duplicate]

I can't get my copy of cad eagle to create tag type of label for a wire or a net. Instead I get simple text type of label. GND label is what I am trying to get. I have tried turning xref on and ...
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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 ...