Tag Archives: Eagle

Eagle CAD Tips and Tricks Part 2

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This is the second and final article of the Eagle Tips from allaboutcircuits.com:

Before searching on the internet for new libraries to add to Eagle, first make sure that your device does not already exist in your local libraries. To check, use a search pattern that includes ‘*’.

For example, if you want to add a 7805 5v regulator, you must search for *7805* instead of 7805. This will search for any part with 7805 in the middle of the name, without regard for the beginning or end of the part name.

Eagle CAD Tips and Tricks Part 2 – [Link]

Eagle CAD Tips and Tricks

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Most hobbyists and many professionals use Eagle CAD as a daily tool in designing schematics and laying out PCB. Yahya Tawil is going to share with us the most important tips and tricks for using Eagle CAD, which make your work much easier and faster.

My advice is to keep one hand on the mouse to do wiring, etc. inside the editor workspace and use the other hand on the keyboard to write commands and select tools. My advice of using the keyboard is not only for selecting tools. You will see the other benefits of using the keyboard in Eagle CAD in the rest of this series.

Eagle CAD Tips and Tricks – [Link]

SparkFun Electronics Eagle Libraries

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Sparkfun has their own Eagle libraries available on github.com. This is a great resource for new board designs. They also have a guide on how to install the libraries and how to create custom footprints.

This is the complete SparkFun Electronics default foot prints for Eagle 6.0+. We switched to Eagle back in 2006 and have been extremely impressed with its ease of use and flexibility. As with any new software, it’s like learning a new language and takes time. Do it. Eagle is great.

SparkFun Electronics Eagle Libraries – [Link]

Panelizing and Gerber Generation in Eagle

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Shantam Raj @ hackster.io discuss about how to panelize PCBs and generate Gerbers on Eagle CAD. In this article he shares his experience and common mistake he made in the process.

I have been working with Eagle for quite some time but never really got a PCB manufactured. almost all the time i used the toner transfer method to make homebrew PCBs. But then i took a project in which i had to use SMD components and i could no longer use toner transfer method because of the limits on resolution of the Laser printer.

Panelizing and Gerber Generation in Eagle – [Link]

Creating G-Code via EAGLE software

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Boris Landoni shows us how to create G-Code using Eagle PCB design software:

To create a PCB with 3Drag , by milling , it is necessary to have the G-Code files for the tracks patterning and for the holes relating to the printed circuit board itself. In this section we describe how to obtain these G-Code files using a specific plugin for the popular PCB design software ” EAGLE “.

Creating G-Code via EAGLE software – [Link]

Converting from Eagle to KiCad

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lachlanA @ github.com has published a Eagle SCH/LIB to KiCad SCH/LIB ULP conversion script:

The following 5 ulp (eagle user script file) and one ulp include file, work together or stand alone to convert Eagle sch/pcb version 6.xx(7.xx maybe?) file(s) and any version of Eagle lib(lbr) to KiCad sch/pcb and lib/mod files.

Converting from Eagle to KiCad – [Link]

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

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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

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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]