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EAGLE is a low-cost PCB design software package.

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Eagle - outlines/placeholder for smd (0603)

I'm a bit new in this area, trying to make a PCB for my little project and cannot find how to make placeholders for smd components in Eagle 9.2.2. Is it possible to have/create outlines for smd (...
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Ground plane: is there a tool to identify choke points of a fragmented copper polygon in Eagle?

As they say a picture says a thousand words. Consider this extreme example: You have this copper polygon (a ground plane), but due to other signals routed on the same layer, the polygon comes to a ...
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Eagle - Custom pad shape for SMT inductor

I'm trying to make the following footprint in Eagle for an SMT inductor: I understood how to make D-shape pads and similar, but this is driving me nuts: my idea was to enclose a pad into a polygon ...
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Ho do I convert an “EagleCAD 5.12” project to “KiCad 5.0.2”?

I have an existing project in Eagle 5.12. I'd like to convert it to KiCad 5.0.2 (this is the latest I downloaded today). I have tried using the KiCad File/Import Project. It failed. I suspect it ...
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How do I remove unnecessary fills in an EAGLE polygon?

There are a lot of resistors and diodes on the board, where the polygon passes like this. How can I get rid of it?
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How to reverse the pinout of connector in Eagle

I have a screw connector with multiple pins and it seems like it will be easier to do the layout if I reverse the pinout on the connector. So if I have a 3 pin screw connector I would just need to ...
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Heat sink via holes under voltage regulator LM2596

I am designing a board with LM2596 voltage regulator (12V/5V 3A) I want to make heat-removing holes under the microcircuit. For this, I decided to use via holes. The board has two layers. The ...
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Eagle routing (manual routing) [closed]

I am new to eagle and I need to practice routing. I've read many general tips (about using jumpers for example) to use while routing, however I want a precise step by step procedure I can follow to ...
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Overlap error (PCB design) using Eagle

The picture shows an overlap error. I am unable to resolve this error and need to know if any rules are broken? The component is a flip-flop resistor (0805-THM, AdaFruit). Wherever I used this ...
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Eagle User Language Arrays

Eagle CAD, ver 5.12, User Language. There is precious little information on arrays in Eagle help. There is not a section dedicated to arrays. If identifier is followed by a pair of brackets ([]), ...
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How to get the Eagle ULP file name?

In Eagle CAD software (ver. 5.12), how do I get the file name of the User Language Program (ULP) from inside this program (programmatically)? I only know how to get the name of the schematic, board ...
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On adding components in Eagle schematic same are not reflected on Eagle board else link error pops-up?

While adding new components to Schematic same are not reflected on board. Forward/Backward annotations cannot be performed. How Re-link the schematic and board so that I can add new components? or Can ...
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Creating a slotted & plated through-hole in EAGLE: where to draw milling outline

Problem summary I want to create a rectangular slot in my PCB for this component. Do I draw the milling outline on the footprint library or on the board after placing the component? Does it matter? I ...
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How can I adjust my IC placement further to route properly?

I've been trying to place my ICs properly to allow the autorouter to route the ICs with no success, I'm a total beginner at this and I tried routing manually with no success, any hints? The board is 1 ...
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Change Blind Via Outer Layer Diam in eagle

I'm facing a problem while designing an aQFN package PCB in Eagle, Problem is when I'm selecting blind via of drill size 0.15mm & diam 0.35mm I'm getting diam=0.45mm not 0.35mm even I changed ...
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Arduino breakout schematic for FDS100 Photodiode

This is the first time I'm drawing a schematic, thus why this question seeks to get clarification from you experienced engineers :-) A little background information: I'm trying to draw a circuit ...
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“Bend mode” equivalent in Kicad 5

In the switching from Eagle to Kicad the first thing I was missing are the bend modes. In Eagle you can very quicky change weather you want to prefer a right turn or left on the fly via the "bend mode"...
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Broke link between sch and board

Eagle 9.2.2.standard software Windows 10 64 bit Somehow I broke the link between the .sch and .brd files. Now I get the error "Board and schematic are not consistent!...." I spent a lot of time with ...
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Trouble with Eagle's BGA autorouter

Personally I'm having trouble with eagle's bgaAutoRouter when I use it, it's not doing the bga tracks and routes and I'm wasting a lot of time looking for how to make it work. my settings in image. ...
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EagleCad Warning errors

Is it normal for me to be getting these warnings when I changed the names of the wires?
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Eagle or Gerber ground plane analysis

I was wondering if anyone knows of a simple tool that gives you something like a heat map that is resistance to ground of different parts of the ground plane in a PCB. What I am particularly after is ...
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How do eradicate pad to pad clearance with-in the component in Eagle Tool?

I tried clearing the error by defining Rules and net Class, but that does not happen. How to do this?
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EAGLE GERBER files nit opening in CAM 350

I have chinese factory that I need to assemble PCB. They cannot open eagle gerber files, only altium how to fix
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Export Gerber File from Keysight ADS and import in Eagle

Hello, I want to import my microstrip patch antenna design from ADS into my Eagle-Board-View. Therefore I exported a Gerber-File, which looks good in the Gerber-Viewer. Inside Eagle, i used Gerber-...
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How to properly connect SMD component to inner layer

I have a four layer board. The stack is divided as follows: Layer 1: Signal Layer 2: GND Layer 3: Power Layer 4: Signal I have SMD components such as an SMD fuse,...
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Unable to delete circle in tDocu layer in Eagle

I am making a revision to my PCB board where the initial mounting holes were too large and therefore decreasing their size. The holes are on the Dimension layer (20) and were created using the circle ...
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Four layer board manufacturing question

I'm writing to make sure my process is correct in this design. I'm going for a standard 4 layer board with layers 1 and 16 as signal layers, and layers 2 and 15 as VCC and GND layers respectively. I ...
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Eagle: How can I connect a Polygon IFA to GND

So I've just completed my Inverted F Antenna (IFA) as a polygon in the brd view on Eagle, I can connect the input section quite easily with an wire. Whilst the GND section of the IFA I'm having a bit ...
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Cleaning up GND/PWR-plane air wire errors in EAGLE + bonus questions

So I've just finished up my first complete PCB board. The layout is 4-layer based, set up as ((1*2)*(15*16)) ---not sure if it should be ((1+2)*(15+16)) or ((1*2)+(15*16)) instead, please advise--- ...
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555 Timer IC Simulation in Eagle

I am currently designing a circuit in Autodesk Eagle which requires a 555 timer IC. The timer may be any 555 chip, such as an ne555, tlc555, or lm555, or even one of their 556 variants, but the lm555 ...
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Warnings about power supply in EAGLE

So I'm using EAGLE for the first time, and I have zero experience with any EDA software. I've completed a schematic and would like to proceed to design the board layout, but I am stalled by these ...
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How to get isolated area using Eagle CAD?

I've created an area using ratsnest and a simple route as you can see in the first example layout. Both belongs to the VIN net. Then I added a GND polygone. Using the ratsnet function I'm expecting ...
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How to generate board plot/image in Eagle

I designed my own PCB in Eagle so I have both the schematics and the board files. I would like to generate a figure like this one made for Arduino board in order to include it in the user manual that ...
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Hole Drill Sizes >1mm in Eagle?

I am currently trying to build a package for a through hole potentiometer in Eagle Cad and I wanted to incorporate holes in my PCB for the metal tabs on the side of the pot. I determined that these ...
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Clarification on solder mask aperture in PCB?

I'm using a 0.5 mm pitch FPC connector in my circuit. I was using a DRC with a 4 mil stop mask value. This resulted in a stop mask layer in Eagle (tstop) that looked like the one below: Based on my ...
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Which of these board designs is more suitable for a high current circuit?

I'm creating a DC-DC switching buck regulator using the LM2596 5A regulator from texas instruments to convert 12V@3A to 5V upto 5A. Since this is a high current circuit to feed servos, I've tried to ...
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EAGLE - how to make ground planes to connect to the smaller PADS

I cant fid how to configure the GND polygon to connect to smaller IC pads: EDIT Following the @Dave Tweed answer the result is exactly as I need:
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Library management in altium

I am coming from Eagle background where there is a common library file that you use across all projects. Taking an example of a capacitor - I design one generic capacitor symbol, add multiple packages ...
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custom made symbol not showing up in schematic

I was able to define footprints and symbol for a customized part. I was looking forward to using it in my schematic. But when I looked for my part (ATF33143), it did not show up. (2nd image) I have ...
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Intel max 10 dimensions - datasheet & BSDL mismatch

TL;DR: The BSD file from Intel doesn't match the datasheet. What are the right dimensions? BSD: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/altera-www/global/en_US/others/support/devices/bsdl/10M02SCM153.bsd ...
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Eagle- multisized capactor connection issue

im quite new to Eagle and currently ran into a problem with the multi-sized capacitor package in eagle. The board layout is shown below. as you can see pin two and pin 3 should in theory be ...
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Show bus concatenation in schematic

How would you go about showing the concatenation of two buses in a schematic (preferably KiCad or Eagle). For example suppose a component has z as an input, where <...
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Eagle Multilevel BOM

I want to do some BOM management in Eagle to make life more easy. I want to create a multilevel BOM out of Eagle.(Multiple MPN's for the same part from different suppliers) Is this possible to manage ...
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Printing top copper layer on paper

I'd like to print the top layer of my EAGLE PCB so I can check wether all the components fit as they should. Obviously, the dimensions should be the same as if manufactured. What is the best way to do ...
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Basic Eagle question about DIPs in schematics

I just started using Eagle this morning, and I've read/watched some tutorials, but with no luck on this question; please forgive my naivete. I want to insert an LM324 (quad op-amp) into a schematic. ...
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EAGLE schematic - capacitors and resistors all incorrectly connect to each other in BOARD

I'm relatively new to EAGLE and after watching tutorials I am trying to design a small board with (eventually) 16 low pass filters. This is the schematic view, I am trying to make a low pass filter - ...
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Why does my ground pour cover up everything else? (Eagle)

Platform: Mac OS X 10.13.5 Eagle Version: 9.1.1 For some reason, when I apply my ground pour (draw polygon with name GND and hit ratsnest), the ground pour covers my other components as well as air ...
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In EAGLE, why is the ground pour not connected to these SMD pads?

There are some SMD pads in my schematic that are connected to ground, but do not appear as connected on the board. Any help on how to solve this? This happens for all pads except 12, which is also ...
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Building Custom Eagle part with bad documentation

maybe trial and error is the only solution here I'm trying to build a custom eagle part for board placement. This is the first part I've built. I've got the pins properly placed, but I'm trying to get ...
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Why does autorouter revert to 98% after reaching 100%?

I managed to route an entire complex board with eagle, or so I thought. At first it worked. Then I began adding large fills (ground planes and VCC planes) in order to minimize impedance. I now added ...