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16 Feb 2013

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Christian Aurich developed a script to import Eagle boards into FreeCAD. This way he is able to design custom enclosures.

The common solution until now is to export your board with eagleUp and assemble it with a case in Sketchup. This also gives you some drawbacks. The most important to me was that the Sketchup files are mesh based like the data used for 3D printing usually, but for further use in CAD systems this is not really usable. You also will not be able to get a STEP model that you can give to your costumers out of this data.

Script lets you import Eagle boards for use in FreeCAD - [Link]

22 Jan 2013

Here’s a tutorial on how to automatically generate Eagle parts from manufacturers’ BSDL files. These files are available from some manufacturers and include tables listing pin names and numbers. [via]

Simplify Eagle library part creation from BSDL files - [Link]

21 Jan 2013

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FidoCadJ is an easy to use graphical editor, with a library of electrical symbols and footprints (traditional and SMD). It aims to be an agile and effective small EDA tool for hobbyists.  FidoCadJ stores its drawings in a compact text format, practical for the copy and paste in newsgroups and forums: this has determined its success on the Usenet and in numerous communities. FidoCadJ is multi-platform and runs on MacOSX, Linux and Windows

A multiplatform vector drawing program with a complete library of electronic symbols. Schematics and drawings are stored in a very compact text format. There is no netlist concept behind the drawings (so no simulation here, sorry!) but this allows a great graphical flexibility and ease of use, making FidoCadJ the perfect tool for exchange sketches in forum and newsgroup discussions with a few clicks. Drawings can be exported in several graphic formats, such as pdf.

FidoCadJ – Simple and intuitive 2D vector drawing for electronics and not only - [Link]

18 Jan 2013

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A good program for organizing electronic parts (not limited to components) is called GcStar. GcStar is very customizable, you can add the fields and categories you want, pictures of the component, etc.

GcStar personal collections manager - [Link]


12 Jan 2013

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Many users often request if there are any tools that can simplify library part creation. Make-symbol-device-package-bsdl.ulp is one of those tools, it can parse a BSDL file and automatically create a part for you, device, symbol, package everything in just a few clicks. It’s one of the more sophisticated ULPs that ship with EAGLE and can be used to speed up part creation especially with high-pin count components such as FPGA and large microcontrollers. Most manufacturers such as TI and Microchip provide BSDL files for their parts. This is also one of two ULPs that come with a manual you can find it in the doc folder of your EAGLE installation. [via]

Eagle Quick Tip: Simplify library part creation - [Link]

4 Dec 2012

An open source graphical electronic parts organizer: [via]

I’d like to share with you a graphical electronic parts organizer written by me in PHP/HTML/Javascript: it’s completely open source (MIT license) and hosted on github.

ICDBNavigator Electronic parts organizer - [Link]

30 Nov 2012

photo credit: angrycamel.com

bobstarr.net has revised the default Eagle libraries to suit his electronics design work and facilitate the work flow. These library files are designed to completely replace the default Eagle library set and are updated frequently.

Cadsoft Eagle replacement Libraries - [Link]

29 Nov 2012

Here is a great list of some Eagle tips on dangerousprototypes.com. Check it out..

Cadsoft Eagle tips and tricks - [Link]

17 Oct 2012

Tinkercad is the easy way to turn your idea into a professional 3D CAD model in just a few minutes.

Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD tool - [Link]

17 Oct 2012

Revolutionizing electronic design and building  the largest open hardware community on the web

circuits.io – Free circuit editor in your browser - [Link]

 



 
 
 

 

 

 

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