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I don't know what this dimension means for a diode package drawing

Usually "Φ" denotes diameter. That's the uppercase version of "φ". I think it's a typo, where they got the case of a Greek letter wrong.
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I don't know what this dimension means for a diode package drawing

Diameter is a slashed 0: Ø, not the Greek letter phi φ.
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I don't know what this dimension means for a diode package drawing

The package (not including leads) is a cylinder 3.0mm in length and 2.6mm in diameter (⌀). Note Mattman's comment on the character identity. The careful engineer or typesetter will not confuse any of ...
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Grid size for package creation in Eagle

In an Eagle library package drawing, there is no requirement to have everything on grid. The grid is just an assistant for drafting. You can use it a lot, or a little. My typical method is to place ...
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