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I am trying to draw a footprint in Eagle (datasheet PDF).

This isn't the first time I had to draw a part without enough dimensions, but I'm wondering if there is an easier or more precise method. Previously, I assumed the drawing was to scale and used Microsoft Publisher:

  • File > Options > Advanced. Then under Display, next to Show measurement in units of, select Centimeters.
  • Paste the drawing into Publisher, draw a line, left click, Format AutoShape, Size and set a large border dimension (e.g., 3.8 cm).

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This somewhat works for basic linear dimensions. For uniquely shaped pads (not in this example) I imported a bitmap from Paint. Is there a less complicated way if the pad diagram is not available?


Also, any idea what the two different connectors are for that part? The larger connector appears to be a MOLEX 43650-0413. The white/yellow connector I do not know. It has four SMT pads (similar to a squirrel track with wide front legs).

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If it "actually matters", contact the manufacturer and ask for mechanical drawings.

If it doesn't matter that much, do what you're doing (which is, roughly, what I would do for hobbyist applications), or as an alternative, import the footprint as an image directly into Eagle. I haven't tried this myself but there are many tutorials.

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