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Is there an good and easy way to add teardrops to traces in Eagle? See the red trace in the following image.

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I have a board with a lot of vias and drawing the teardrops manually (as I have done in the image above) is not an option.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I am not familiar with Eagle myself but I believe it is quite common (in other software suites) to add teardrops either when generating the Gerbers or as a post-processing step applied to the Gerbers themselves. Alternatively, most fab houses will be happy to add them automatically if you ask them, usually for free. \$\endgroup\$ – Wossname Dec 12 '16 at 20:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ There are ULPs for that. Google Eagle teardrop ULP \$\endgroup\$ – vicatcu Dec 12 '16 at 20:59
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Eagle comes with an ULP called teardrops.upl, which does what you want: enter image description here

You should do this as last step on a copy of your board, since this can not easily be undone.

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There is a July2015 version available in the ULP download resources that is MUCH faster (substantially rewritten) with added features. It is called teardrops_and_nfps200.ulp No reported bugs/problems. To find it, use the search keyword “teardrops”.

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