# Teardrops in Eagle

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

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.

• 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. – Wossname Dec 12 '16 at 20:55
• There are ULPs for that. Google Eagle teardrop ULP – vicatcu Dec 12 '16 at 20:59

## 2 Answers

Eagle comes with an ULP called teardrops.upl, which does what you want:

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

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”.