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Drawing complex shapes in Eagle

I have two parallel lines intersecting a circle. Is there a command that will break the drawing up into separate pieces (2) at the intersection points? I want to send up with what's in (3).
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CAD Schematic pin arrangement approach

I was looking for related questions here, and the closest one I could find was this one: Industry Practices for Schematic Design? However, it does not address my specific question, so here goes: I am ...
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Importing an asc PADs file into Eagle

I have a .asc PADS file that defines the footprint for a part I am using. Is there any way I can use this file with Eagle so that I don't have to make the package from scratch?
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Rounded corners in Cadsoft Eagle

I am sending off a pcb for manufactering, but it would be nice to round off the corners for them to mill off. How can I make nice rounded corners? I have used the three point arc thing before but I ...
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Questions with overhanging silkscreens in eagle cad

I am currently using several footprints in my pcb design which have tPlace silkscreens that extend beyond the board boundaries, and I was wondering what the implications of such silkscreens are since ...
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Eagle V6 and CNC router

Any one used Eagle V6 and CNC router to produce prototype PCB boards. I have a high res CNC router HighZ1000-s/T which accepts G-code and HPGL. I am pretty sure that at the end of the day it will well ...
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Eliminating Thermal Isolation Pads in Eagle

When creating a ground plane in Eagle, Eagle automatically creates a thermal isolation for the pad. My first question is, does this isolation limit the current compared to a pad that is "completely"...
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Placing a Device in EAGLE

I just added a new library (the adafruit library) in EAGLE comprised of many devices and packages. I can place packages, but not devices (usually devices represent a few different specific packages). ...
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Eagle is refusing to tie ground pads of SMD components to the ground plane

So, long story short, I copied Eagle's standard RCL library to prune it down to the SMD essentials and to verify the packages. I removed the old library entirely, so it's not even loaded anymore, and ...
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EAGLE PCB How to set drill clearance?

I have designed an land pattern for a micro USB connector. The connector have 2 x 0.9mm drill holes under it. The problem is the clearance distance around these holes being to big and overlaps the ...
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Vias not visible after Eagle Cam Processor

I am trying to generate a printout of the PCB using Eagle Cam processor to get it made. My settings are as follows: Section: * Device: PS Style: pos. Coord and Fill pads are enabled Layers: top, ...
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Eagle: the holes don't come with the component

Well, I am completely baffled! I created some components with holes, and when I move the component while laying out the board, the holes do not move with the component. Rather the holes just stay ...
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Eagle DIO lines

I have 53 DIO lines in my circuit. I am designing a multisheet schematic in eagle, and i was thinking about using the "supply" connections as I typically do to connect my supply lines, and a different ...
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Are there Eagle library templates for each package type?

Although some packages vary slightly from one-another, nearly all of them have the same PCB footprint and schematic symbol. How do you guys actually make the footprint, for say, an LM317 TO-220 when ...
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Convert schematic from Eagle 6 to Eagle 5

Is there a way to convert a .sch file in Eagle 6 to Eagle 5?
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Missing components in Eagle Library

I am missing libraries of certain ICs for use in Eagle. Can someone guide me to a source where I can find these IC libraries? I am asking this question to find out if there is any central repository ...
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40 pin ZIF / DIP footprint

I am looking for an eagle footprint that can accept both a standard 40 pin DIP socket or a ZIF socket. Alternatively, if you have tried this and found it to be impractical I'd like to hear that too. ...
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How do I draw a PCB antenna in Eagle without DRC errors?

I'm designing a board that should contain an antenna I found in an application note. I'm using Eagle and I tried to create a library part for the antenna. However, since the antenna is basically a ...
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PCB (Auto-)Routability

Background I'm working on a fairly dense mixed PTH/SMD (plated through hole / surface mount) component PCB design. I'm using Eagle CAD for it for the schematic capture / layout and I'm using the auto-...
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How should I set up my text in Eagle for the maximum chance of success?

I've just finished routing a board in Eagle, and now I want to work on the silkscreen and texts. I have a few questions, however: I chose "always vector font" before I did anything, but my texts ...
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Is it normal to have a rats-nest of VCC/GND traces under an IC?

I'm attempting to route a simple board, the first I've done in 15 years since I routed a 12V linear power supply in the equivalent of mspaint. This board consists mainly of an LPC2387, which is an ...
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Adding a small protoboard-like area to a PCB

I'm currently laying out a PCB in eagle for a circuit that will form the basis for some experimentation. Instead of adding a row of headers so that I can plug it into a breadboard, I figured I would ...
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Eagle Schematic and Board layout design for simple opamp module questions

Hopefully I'm not doing anything illegal, I posted a very similar question a few days ago, but this one is different. Here is what I've been working on the past couple days, trying out different ...
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New eagle library: reuse standard package & symbol

I need to make few components in Eagle, which are all in standard packages, and I can see them in ref-packages.lbr. The problem is that when I am creating my library I don't see how I can reuse ...
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I need help with Eagle CAD how do you edit silk screen how to add copper to the empty spaces

Like the title describes, these are two things I need to know how to do in eagle. Any pointers? Thank you. P.S. if anyone knows a tricky way to get an image into the silk screen it would be ...
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Inductor for LM2575

Can anyone suggest a 330uH inductor and associated Eagle .lbr for use with an LM2575? I've been looking all day for this! Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Making Etchable PDFs in linux

Hey I am trying to make a etchable pdf for a project of mine. It is supposed to be a 2x9inch board. But I cannot find a good software to make this. Eagle's free version will not allow me to make this ...
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Vias on QFN centre pad in Eagle PCB

I'm using some QFN devices in a PCB I'm designing using the Eagle PCB software. The QFN packages have a centre pad that is grounded and intended to help with thermal dissipation. When creating the ...
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Weird Thermal Reliefs in Eagle PCB

The thermal reliefs of my ground polygon to one of the pads of my footprint are just simply weird! I dont know what causes it? It seems to me that the lines leading up from the polygon to the pads are ...
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How to tell size of Eagle library component?

I am working on my very first PCB design using Eagle. In my design, I will be using a 10W 10 Ohm power resistor. Since it isn't a "standard" size, I'm having trouble finding the component in Eagle. In ...
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Please convert Eagle Library

I've scoured the internet for an EAGLE library with the SN754410NE part. I found one, but it's for a version previous to 4.11 and I'm on a Mac and have no way to convert it 55.10. The original file is ...
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How do I define a tented via-in-pad in Eagle?

How do I define a tented via-in-pad in a parts library in Eagle PCB? (Example of result here:) Once I define the large pad underneath the QFN, I seem to be able to turn the soldermask on and off. ...
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How do I connect a pin that is not included on the main symbol or any of the gates of an Eagle part?

In Eagle, I've dealt with a couple of parts that have pads that don't seem to be accessible from the schematic: HTSSOP packages with a thermal pad that should be connected to a ground pin; a battery ...
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How can I force drill holes in Eagle

I have some routing like this; I would like this pad/wire connection to print solid black with a small hole in the middle. After I etch with toner transfer, I'll need to see where to drill. I can ...
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Tango to Eagle Schematic import

Does anyone know a way to get Tango schematics into Eagle? Even if it is a hard way (other than entering from scratch)... Of course, an easy way would be nice. Cheers, Marcus