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EAGLECAD Create a device with one mulit-instance package

I need to create some switches as devices. The switches consists, from the PCB-side of view, only of a bunch of ST2,8 connectors. These are based on the connectors within the existing con-rib.lib. To ...
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Fusion 360 Board Panelization

I'm working on panelizing a PCB designed in Fusion 360. While I'm aware of external tools for panelizing Gerber files, I'd like to explore options within Fusion 360. Does anyone know if Fusion 360 ...
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Pads for Flexypins in Eagle CAD?

can anyone give help on creating pads for Flexypins in Eagle? The hard part is the plated-through oval racetrack slot. I get the idea that it would be OK to simply drop an SMD rectangle on top and ...
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Eagle: increase space between specific polygons (signals) only

I am routing power layer, and have several polygons in it, ranking them and having them overlap. My problem is when I increase isolation or play with net classes the spacing applies not to only ...
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Equivalent of Eagle's "Design Blocks" in KiCAD

Is there an equivalent in KiCAD for "design block" concept in Eagle? If not, what is the most sensible way to accomplish this in KiCAD? This is not a "how to import" question. I ...
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Having issues with Vbus and Vcc on my project board

I am trying to power my board with the Vbus from a mini usb connector, but EAGLE won't let me connect the Vbus to the VCC wire.
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Why are solder pad layouts in datasheets always drawn up so unintuitively?

I am making a PCB that is using parts that require me to draw up custom footprints. So far, all the parts I've come across have the most seemingly stupid selection of measurements for pads. Take this ...
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Definition of a "single-sided" or "one-layer" printed circuit board in the context of Autodesk Eagle 9.6.2?

I am having trouble understanding the definition of a "single-sided" printed circuit board (PCB). Here are the situations I am confused about. Through hole components on the top layer only ...
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Pins in standard part supporting multiple packages not connected

I have two parts on my board that each support multiple packakes so that it easier to find a fitting part. Both are taken from the libraries that came with eagle a potentiometer: TRIM_1234-S64YW (...
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IC pads showing up in the copper layer but not in the soldermask layer (EAGLE)

I am designing a PCB using the AOZ2261NQI-12 buck regulator IC. I used UltraLibrarian to grab the ECAD files like I usually do, and everything looks kosher. However, when I place the part in a design ...
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Can't add text after automatically numbering nets on a bus (Eagle 7)

In Eagle 7, when I draw a Bus line I can quickly assign a number of nets to the bus by using the [N..M] format; for instance, say i want to add data lines D from 0 through 8, I can Name the bus D[0.....
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Eagle won't route airwire to a polygon orphan

On the top GND polygon, I have orphans turned off, yet somehow I'm still getting a polygon on Q1's GND. Eagle won't route a wire to this orphan. I've turned orphans on/off and ratsnest, but nothing ...
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Eagle 7.7.0 - PCB: how export pin names to *.png

I downloaded Eagle 7.7.0, opened a schema and PCB in it, and I need to export the PCB layout to image ("print to *.png"). File/Export/Image does something that is almost good - export layers ...
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How to place light guide film cuts as part of layer PCB

How can I go about doing something like this in fusion/ eagle? https://www.pannam.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Implementing-LGF.pdf and https://www.snaptron.com/2021/03/how-to-place-metal-dome-...
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PTH Pad too close, how to resolve?

I have settled on this component for our spin dials: https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/cts-electrocomponents/292V1X24A/12091626 Problem is, in fusion pcb my pads nearly touch, while the holes ...
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How can I export Eagle circuits to realistic 3D models?

I want to export my design in Eagle 9.4.2 to realistic 3D models like these: The issue is that when I export them to STEP files, the PCB looks like a gray block with no traces marked on it. Is it ...
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Side view LED 90-degree PCB orientation

Currently how the LEDs are place on the board, cathode (1) left, anode (2) right, and I am assuming the LED is meant to fire downward, or in this orientation down and mostly left in the 3D model image....
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FPC design Flex PCB

I want to design a flex PCB to stick a membrane keypad onto the back of a regular PCB. We want the two sections: one for power, LEDs, etc., and one flex PCB for just the keys. How may I design the FPC ...
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PADS for land pattern coilcraft

How can you even make a footprint/ land pattern with this info. Is that land pattern the pads? Is that a wire going into the model, meaning my pad just needs to touch either side of the component? ...
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Is it possible to make all components pads NPTH in Eagle for a multilayer PCB?

Using Eagle for a two sided PCB design. One requirement is that all components pads to be non plated through holes (NPTH) and vias are to be PTH before starting autoroute. Can someone tell me how to ...
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How to connect ground layer to library component vias that should be ground in Eagle?

This is the thermal configuration recommended for a stepper motor driver. Although, it's not connecting to the ground layer. Most resources online recommend a method of using a smash tool in the ...
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Is there a Design Rules change to fill in this gap between an IC and polygon in Eagle?

I adjusted the clearance values, and that did not fill in the gap.
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433MHz Antenna PCB Trace Design

I have designed a custom PCB which among other things has an RFM69HCW (ignore the text on the PCB, it is wrong) capable of outputting +20dBm. The antenna connection is done using a PCB trace (42[mils] ...
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What to do with unused pins in PCB board of Raspberry Pi 4 Compute Module?

I'm trying to make a PCB board for Raspberry Pi 4 Compute Module and I will only use power pins, one HDMI connector pins, one USB connector and UART pins (Tx and Rx) only. The rest of the pins will ...
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EAGLE PCB GND Plane not properly connecting to through hole pins

So I submitted this board design to PCBWay to get prototypes, but they kicked it back to me saying that there are very thin wires throughout the board. Upon inspecting the pictures they sent back to ...
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Clearance error on pin header solder pads in Eagle

I am getting a clearance error on the Sullins connector PPTC191LFBN-RC. I got the EDA models from Octopart. On including this model in my design I am getting a solder pad clearance error on both the ...
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Eagle: Adding thermal to QFN components

How to properly place thermal vias under components? I hook them up to the ground net, the same as the ground pad of my QFN component, but they don't seem to connect. Do I need to edit the footprint ...
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PCB warping during Reflow

I have design a PCB size about 100x60mm it reflow very nice on the hot plate but If I convert my PCB to a panelization 2x3 quantities size became 200x180, the edges began to lift up due to expansion ...
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Custom FFC Cable Design

How do I design a custom FFC cable on Eagle? Company wants them made in-house but I am not sure how to go about designing them or where to start
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Component/Footprint selection in EAGLE for PCB designing

I'm a beginner and I want to build a basic PCB using EAGLE software. I want to only use SMD components but I have few doubts while using EAGLE: I want to design a PCB schematic by using standard ...
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Can I use Sparkfun Schematic/Layout in my design?

I am currently working on my thesis project (PCB designing) where I want to use some components on my PCB such as antenna and ublox NEO D9S chip. There is a company called Sparkfun, who makes PCBs ...
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DRC errors in Eagle design

I am a new Eagle user. While trying to create a simple adapter between two connectors, I receive many DRC errors (overlaps, clearance, dimensions. The libraries of the connectors were downloaded ...
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Why do Eagle CAD diodes not work like normal components in a schematic?

I'm drawing schematics in Eagle CAD and diodes don't behave like normal components: a) Most diodes have the text "Spice Order" attached to the wires, which makes my schematics look really ...
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Polygon covers some part of the footprint

I am using Eagle for PCB and can't solve this issue. Polygon gets inside the footprint. I tried changing isolate and width parameters but the larger the distance or width, the more airwire errors pop ...
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GND plane isn't connecting to terminals?

Eagle CAD version 8 on Windows 11: I have GND pads (75, 69) AND GND polygon. Why are they not connected after Ratsnest ...
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EagleCad - Showing same component twice on a schematic

Eagle version 9.6.2 I'm creating a schematic with an dual op-amp, LMC6482. What I'd like to do is place this component on a schematic twice, but have those two diagrams represent the same physical ...
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Beginner Eagle PCB design - Switch with double outputs

I'm designing a double-sided PCB that requires a switch with double connectors to switch two different parts of the circuit. The two sides of the switch are used to switch resistors on an eFuse and a ...
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How do I know if a path is short-circuited in Eagle PCB design

I am trying to make a 2-layer PCB design. At the bottom there is a battery case like this: Left of (+) path is accidentally touched the ground. I saw that at bottom copper while exporting Garber file....
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Eagle - Export SMD components to inches not mm

I am trying to export the BOM in a pcb, for use in a pick and place machine. The way I do this is by clicking on File -> Export -> Mount SMD. This is what the ...
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Designing a custom FFC in Eagle

I am designing a custom FFC in Eagle, and am not sure how to convey the necessary information in the gerbers. It needs to be custom because it is an irregular shape, but the actual connections are not ...
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Pick and place file from Excel

Further to the question here I want to know how the centroid point is calculated in Eagle software? Above picture shows the coordinates of the 2-pin SMD connector @ (51.7,26.4). But when I exported ...
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EAGLE Footprint with only top pad and a hole through it

I need top create a footprint with only one top layer pad (no bottom pad). To create a through hole pad and remove the solder mask on the bottom side will not work, because the hole needs to be none-...
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Transferring SPICE models into Eagle

I am conscious that EDA questions may be off-topic, but I think this is a general use and operation question. I wrote this in the context of using Fusion 360/Eagle in circuit design. I am trying to ...
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How to fully connect component pad with the ground plane

I'm trying to make a simple PCB board on eagle. I've learned how to make a ground plane, and it worked great. But I wonder, why is the component pins/pads connected to ground as more like a plus (+) ...
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AutoCad Eagle: dimension markings not rotating correctly

I have a library component in AutoCAD Eagle. I want to include dimension markings on the Reference layer. I opened the component library, and used the Dimension tool to mark the dimensions I need. I ...
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LTSpice to EAGLE: Can't create directory

Does anyone know how to solve this problem? I want to import my schematic from LTspice in EAGLE, but when I try to import it this error pops up:
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Eagle PCB footprint specification for PAD-TESTPOINT

I'm learning to use the Eagle PCB layout program. I selected a test point with the following specifications: SMALL THROUGH-HOLE PAD/TESTPOINT Pad suitable for use as a test point (no pin) Footprint: 1,...
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Eagle footprint - create a pin row

I am trying to create my first footprint for Eagle. Specifically, it is the HC-06 breakout board for the Arduino. This component has a row of four pins right next to each other. Is there a way to ...
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Eagle PCB Polygon GND width

I am trying to convert 24V to 3.3V for my PCB design. 2 loads using 24V 3A, so I am using 60 Width (53.8 enough in this trace-width-calculator ). I am using GND polygon for 2 layer (My PCB has 2 layer)...
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What kind of resistor is this symbol?

I'm looking at some power circuitry and trying to determine whether this is just a normal resistor with some extra nodes either side, or some kind of shunt resistor symbol or something?
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