Tag Archives: Eagle

New Eagle 7.5 imports gerber and DXF, adds second sheet to freeware version


by Clemens Valens @ elektormagazine.com

EAGLE‘s export and import capabilities have been extended, allowing users to import designs that are in Gerber format into the board editor and use them as board templates for component placement or as a manual routing guide. Basic Gerber file editing and export options are also available. Also it is now possible to import DXF files such as a company logo or complex board outlines and use them as a guide for component placement. Furthermore, EAGLE designs can now be exported as DXF for 2D compatibility with your preferred mechanical application.

New Eagle 7.5 imports gerber and DXF, adds second sheet to freeware version – [Link]

Search Github projects by component – find design references


dangerousprototypes.com has launched a new search feature that is able to search GitHub for specific parts and enables you to easily find reference designs for your next projects. This new search feature can also display Schematics and PCB previews without having to open a CAD software on your local machine, but some limitations exists. They write:

TomKeddie first mentioned this idea at Hacker Camp Shenzhen, and later in the forum and on WeChat. Tom generously shared his scraping/search method. Eagle 6+ files are XML, so we can find them on Github by searching for the “eagle SYSTEM” tag in files with “extension:sch”. That gives more than the maximum 100 pages of results, so we filter by file size and increment size 500 bytes at a time “size:1001…1500″. We use the normal user search interface, parse the HTML results, and grab all urls ending with .sch. While Github has an API, that API doesn’t give access to search code search without specifying a repository by name (probably so people don’t do what we did…).

Search Github projects by component – find design references – [Link]

EAGLE BOM generation script

bom-gen_001Dilshan Jayakody writes [via]:

This is a quick post about EAGLE parts list generation script which I was written to replace existing “part2html.ulp”. This script generates more organized and detailed BOM HTML file and it can directly replace “part2html.ulp”.

This script is tested with EAGLE 6.6.0, but it can also work with older versions of EAGLE software.
This script is available to download at github with usage details.

EAGLE BOM generation script – [Link]

SnapEDA Helps Electronics Designers Turn Ideas Into Products Faster

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Access over 100,000 CAD libraries, including schematic symbols, simulation models, and PCB footprints. Their unique technology exports to all major design tools.

SnapEDA, the fastest and easiest way to find and share electronics design libraries, has introduced new export support for its popular computer-aided design (CAD) library and community.

SnapEDA accelerates the electronic design process for thousands of professional designers and engineers around the world by providing a library of millions of CAD building blocks they can build on top of to design better products faster.

By exporting to popular CAD tools, SnapEDA complements existing workflows, providing engineers with an instant productivity boost in their design tool of choice.

Today, SnapEDA is announcing support of its vast CAD library for Cadence OrCAD/Allegro and Pulsonix users. These new export formats join existing support for Altium, CadSoft Eagle, and KiCad.

In the quickly growing Internet of Things market, electronic devices are proliferating and diversifying, and time-to-market is becoming more crucial than ever for electronics companies looking to stay competitive.

SnapEDA Helps Electronics Designers Turn Ideas Into Products Faster – [Link]

Breadboard Power Supply


The Breadboard Power Supply includes AMS1117 5V voltage regulator and AMS1117 3.3V voltage Regulator, providing fixed supply voltages. It features three voltage input options: a screw terminal connector, DC adapter connector and USB connector. It can operate on 6-12V DC power supply and has separate screw terminals for 3.3V and 5V outputs.

The AMS1117 series of adjustable and fixed voltage regulators are designed to provide up to 1A output current and to operate down  to 1V input-to-output differential. The dropout voltage of the device is guaranteed maximum 1.3V,decreasing at lower load currents.

Hardware and PCB were designed with Cadsoft Eagle 7.1.0 version.

Breadboard Power Supply – [Link]


How to generate 3D output with EAGLE and IDF-to-3D


by blog.cadsoftusa.com:

EAGLE users have long asked for a simple 3D export that would allow them to cross their designs from the electrical realm into the mechanical realm. The current crop of solutions have suffered from either limited applicability or generated a format that wasn’t widely accepted among mechanical CAD tools. The purpose of this blog post is to inform users of a new tool that can finally fulfill this long requested need.

CadSoft has partnered with SimplifiedSolutions Inc. to create the IDF-to-3D tool.

How to generate 3D output with EAGLE and IDF-to-3D – [Link]

3D Eagle BRD Viewer


Peter of Cytec BG writes:

My idea was for pcb designers to be able to quickly, without too much hassle, check their board for correct footprints (especially for connectors) and collisions between components. Currently one can change soldermask colors, silkscreen layers, move and rotate components around, change component models and import step files.


3D Eagle BRD Viewer – [Link]


EAGLE ULPs Every User Should Know


by Dave Young @ element14.com:

A ULP (User Language Program) is a feature designed into EAGLE to allow users to generate their own processes to automate tasks that would otherwise be tedious and time consuming. While most users know that this functionality exists, very few want to write their own script. A casual user would have to dump far more time learning the system and designing/testing their code than just completing the task at hand.

EAGLE ULPs Every User Should Know – [Link]