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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.

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I have tried turning xref on and off, and changing size or font. In the end, all I get is simple plain text label. So, how do I get the fancy tag type of label?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ See this answer. \$\endgroup\$
    – David
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 17:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ @David That is exactly what I am doing. I have selected the pretty arrow, same size, ratio, and font, yet I get simple text label. \$\endgroup\$
    – jM2.me
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 17:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ Then you are either doing it wrong or you've found a bug. Ensure you are choosing the options from the linked post. If you are, record your steps (video or screenshots) and report it to Cadsoft. \$\endgroup\$
    – David
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 17:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ youtube.com/watch?v=zMHEg9M8FWA Then I suppose it is a bug or an issue with my installation of software. \$\endgroup\$
    – jM2.me
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 18:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes - looks like it to me. Report it to Cadsoft. \$\endgroup\$
    – David
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 18:53

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You can make it as a component with the value inside the tag box.

What about this?

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But remember that if you want to have similar pins (on the same net) connected, you must use the Name command for every particular net segment! Placing this component on a wire doesn't tell EAGLE to connect those wires!

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Is there a way to bind this nice tag component with default label command? For example, below is link to video showing just that. youtu.be/6ikZHzEYQcQ?t=24s \$\endgroup\$
    – jM2.me
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 17:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ Well actually that is the correct way of doing it. I didn't know of that feature of EAGLE. \$\endgroup\$
    – Cornelius
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 17:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, but that feature does not seem to work for me. I pointed this out on comment to the question, I have tried adding the label with exactly same options selected. As a result, it ends up being simple text label nonetheless. \$\endgroup\$
    – jM2.me
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 17:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ This requires a footprint right? A device needs a symbol and a footprint. Nets have names and not values. So I am totally confused with your approach. Can you please elaborate? \$\endgroup\$
    – netskink
    Commented Feb 6, 2021 at 22:00

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