I want to design a 2.5" x 0.7" spacer pcb in the free version of Eagle, with no copper or components on either side with four (unplated) 0.116" diameter holes. Eagle won't generate a board if the schematic is empty. And Eagle CAD doesn't list a 0.116" drill in the drill size drop down window. Any ideas on how to do the above? Thanks!

  • \$\begingroup\$ You can type in the drill "drop down" for any size drill you want. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ron Beyer
    Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 17:12

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In the control panel, go to File -> New -> Board.

Now simply place four drill holes using the hole tool and draw your outline on the Dimension layer using a wire with a width of 0.

To make a hole of the desired size, simply type the size you want into the drill size box (you aren't limited to selecting values from the drop down).

Alternatively, once you have opened a new board, simply run the following commands:

grid inch 0.1 off;
Layer Dimension;
Set Wire_Bend 0;
Wire 0  (0 0) (2.5 0.7) (0 0);
hole 0.116   (0.2 0.2) (0.2 0.5) (2.3 0.2) (2.3 0.5);
grid last
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for the help. My pcb is in production at PCBWay. \$\endgroup\$
    – Pat Dolan
    Commented Dec 15, 2017 at 7:16

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