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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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smd orientation for pick and place

I am trying to confirm the right orientation for all the packages I am using in Eagle before sending for pick and place assembly. After reading a bit, I understand that there is no standard from one ...
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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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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- 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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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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How to make a hexagon in Eagle?

I want to make a PCB that is hexagonal and has a it's sides of 51 mm. I've tried inserting a .svg file into Eagle but it didn't work, I've also tried using the ...
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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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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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How to add manufacturer and supplier part numbers to components in Eagle?

I recently switched to Eagle for my board designs. Because most components I use are not in the predefined libraries, I've made a "Managed Library" myself. When making the BOM list (using a predefined ...
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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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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 ...
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Eagle library doesn't show up in search after activation

I am having some problems with adding a component in my schematic. I downloaded it from the official Autodesk homepage but I can't find it in the add list. I activated it and i changed the directory ...
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How do I get VCC and GND pins on a PCB using an Eagle schematic?

I've just started learning EAGLE and I've been trying to make a PCB to mount some LEDs on. I read through a few online tutorials, and I believe I have (correctly?) made the schematic in EAGLE. But ...
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Eagle - How to attach a pin not shown on schematic symbol?

In Eagle, I would like to include SN74HC595 shift registers in my project. I found a library online a few months ago (can't find source anymore) that has this part. The symbol looks like this: ...
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Reroute existing wires with autorouter eagle

I created a board in Eagle, autorouted it and then moved components around. Is it possible to autoroute again, because now the wires are not straight. If I autoroute it just ignores existing wires.
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Can I decrease the width of microstrip at the pin?

I am trying to connect a 60 mil microstrip to the pin of IC. However, the width is relatively large to the space between pins on the IC. Can I decrease the width of microstrip where I connect it to ...
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How to know suitable pcb package for capacitor in eagle?

I'm new to eagle soft for designing pcb. My question is how to know suitable package for capacitor or resistor. for example I need package for 1000uF,16v CD11x.
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Eagle PCB change drill size of all vias of a specific size

I have designed a board and there are many vias with 8mil drill sizes. I just found out from the manufacturer that the smallest drill size is 12mil. Is it possible to change all 8mil drill sizes to ...
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How can I draw in Eagle non circular through hole pads?

I made a custom part footprint in Eagle for a potentiometer ACP SPAIN 22k however in order to achieve a good fit I would like to draw non circuilar through hole pads. If you look at a picture of the ...
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Eagle - placing pin number silkscreen

I'm fairly new to PCB designing, and it's my first board design. If I want to add pin number silkscreen on the board, do I have to do it all manually on the board design page? Can't I do it on ...
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Eagle help- vias won't connect to GND plane

I'm trying to place some 100W wire wound resistors on my board and I'm going to be using my ground plane and some vias as my heat sink. I have a polygon labelled "GND" on both sides enclosed by a stop ...
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Can't seem to add extra sheets to 4 page schematic design

I have an existing 4 page schematic I need to add an extra page too (see picture). I can't figure out how to to add an additional page, how does one do this? My version is Eagle 9.0.1 on Windows 10. ...
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How to highlight all instances of a net in Eagle? (multi-sheet schematic)

I'm adding some components to an existing design in Eagle. It's currently a 4 sheet schematic. I want be 100% sure that the net I've labelled on one sheet is connected to the desired net on another ...
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Does Autodesk Eagle 9.XX support project files sync like Fusion 360?

I am using Eagle 9.0.1 and I have been searching about syncing project files and accessing my projects files from multiple places but I could not really find such a thing anywhere in the software and ...
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Eagle CAD autorouter places tracks too close to vias

Eagle CAD autorouter places tracks too close to vias. I tried to change some parameters in the design rules but without a good result.
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Can I change the size of a symbol in EagleCAD?

I am new to EagleCAD and I just finished generating a new complementary MOSFET in a TSOP-6 package. Everything was fine until I pulled the new component into my schematic and realized that it was way ...
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Eagle Hierarchical Modules: Multiple Instances Automatically Sharing Multi-gate Component?

Say, for example, you design a circuit module that contains one op amp. Four instances of this module are in your schematic. From a PCB design perspective (for reasons of reducing BOM cost or board ...
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SO-8FL Package Footprint Eagle PCB

I am making a PCB with a component that is of the Package SO-8FL. The component is n-channel MOSFET NVMFS4C03N by ON Semiconductor and the datasheet is here. I started to make the package in Eagle, ...
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EAGLE Library sub directory

How can I keep multiple libraries of a similar type grouped, say multiple terminal blocks with a different number of pins. I want to have a drop down menu that says "Terminal_Blocks" with several ...
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Move to absolute position in Eagle CAD?

This was asked in 2015: Precisely drawing component footprints in EAGLE However, the accepted answer doesn't quite work for me. Here's what happens: mov click the part mov (0 0) the part returns to ...
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If I am not using a stencil for my PCB, do I need to use the solder paste (.gtp) tCream layer?

Or is the paste layer always needed? I do have SMD components.
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What is the correct way to indicate a NC (no connect) pin in Eagle CAD

I looked around for NC symbols etc. and off course, leaving pins hanging will throw errors when doing a design rules check. So what would be the best practice for indicating NC pins in Eagle CAD?
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getting rid of little air wires in Eagle

I am just about done with a layout. But Eagle says I have 23 air wires left. It turns out they are little tiny ones, e.g. where traces overlap, like this one: There is a tiny yellow dot where the ...
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HDMI Through Hole Layout Issues

So this is my first post so please forgive me but inform me if I'm breaking any forum rules. I'm trying to layout a through hole HDMI connector in Eagle. The issue I'm running into is that the gap ...
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Big Muff V7 Russian design problems?

I am trying to build this version of the Big Muff V7 on Eagle but can't seem to understand the schematic quite well. As you can seen on the image , there are couple 3 switches, sw 1a , sw 1b, and sw ...
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Is it OK to route a trace through a pad?

Will I have any trouble routing the traces in this way? (VCC and GND) Is it OK considering that the entire circuit current is under 50mA?
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Eagle: supply pin vcc overwritten with more than one signal

in some words, my circuit is feeded from battery (VBATT). The VBATT is taken with a voltage divider for read voltage by Atmega, and is routed into a voltage regulator (from 0.8/3.2 to 3.3) VREG. All ...