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 Topic: Arbitary SMD and DRC frustration
Arbitary SMD and DRC frustration [message #151176] Wed, 05 June 2013 11:57
willd1971
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Registered: May 2011
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I have created a footprint for a SON-6 package, quite small.  The datasheet calls for oblong pads 0.28mm wide by 0.75mm long and one end being completely rounded (i.e, r=0.14). I used a polygon with wire width 0 to achieve this as the embedded help file appears to say DRC does not check wire width of polygons used for arbitary pads.  However, DRC is throwing up a width error for these smd pads.  If I thicken the wire width to fit in with my DRC settings I can't create the smd shape I need. Is this a bug in the software or a bug with the way I'm trying to work?  Any feedback other than 'just use rectangular smd pads' is welcome. Thanks, WilliamOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/78849?tstart=0#78849.

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 Topic: Re: Van de Venter Mojapelo Attorneys South Africa: Wheel of Services and Client Engagement
Re: Van de Venter Mojapelo Attorneys South Africa: Wheel of Services and Client Engagement [message #151174] Tue, 04 June 2013 14:02
ukentbeatus
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Any questions regarding the chart above are all welcome.Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/78752?tstart=0#78752.

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 Topic: Slot holes for DC jack connector in Eagle CAD
Slot holes for DC jack connector in Eagle CAD [message #151146] Tue, 04 June 2013 11:51
charlyled
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Registered: June 2013
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Hello,I'm looking for a way to make a through hole slot instead of a drill for the DC power jack connector pins (DCJ0202 from con-jack library). I was not successful to export the gerber file with the milling information to my board house.Could someone send me an example or give me some advice?ThanksCharlyOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/78705?tstart=0#78705.

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 Topic: Mouse wheel zooming
Mouse wheel zooming [message #151059] Sat, 25 May 2013 09:57
bdh
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Registered: May 2013
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Just loaded V6.4.  Whenever I try to pan by holding down the wheel (center button), it starts zooming.  This is new behavior; it does not happen in previous versions of Eagle.  Rotation of the wheel zooms in or out normally, but holding down the center button shouldn't affect the zoom.  Any ideas?   What I think is happening:  My mouse has side-to-side scrolling.  Internally, there are 3 microswitches.  One is activated when you push the wheel down; this is the middle mouse button and must be held down to pan.  The other two switches, activated by slightly pushing the wheel to one side or the other,  shouldn't do anything, and in V4 & 5, did nothing.  In V6, however, Eagle seems to recognize those buttons, but instead of side-to-side scrolling, they zoom in and out, just like rotating the wheel.  It is almost impossible to push the wheel down to pan without also activating one of the other switches; thus, when you pan, it also zooms.  This is a real pain and a productivity killer. I temporarily solved the problem by switching to an old mouse without the side-to-side scrolling feature.  But I shouldn't have to do that.  My regular mouse works fine in all previous versions of Eagle.  Why was this behavior changed, and is it possible to change it back, or must I stay with V5 in order to use my regular mouse?  My mouse is a Logitech M505; it has no other buttons outher than left, right, and wheel.Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/77702?tstart=0#77702.

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 Topic: Accelerometer/gyro data
Accelerometer/gyro data [message #150716] Tue, 23 April 2013 23:48
ssskitchrogae
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Can accelerometer and gyro data be sent to a computer monitor and display as a line which moves according to the sensorsOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/74777?tstart=0#74777.

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 Topic: Zum ersten Mal Elektor Academy Serie Webinar auf Deutsch!
Zum ersten Mal Elektor Academy Serie Webinar auf Deutsch! [message #150699] Tue, 23 April 2013 05:57
mszemel
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Zum ersten Mal bei element14 bieten wir unser Elektor Academy Serie Webinar auf Deutsch an!Elektor Academy - Vom Temperatursensor bis zum 3D-Drucker: Elektor-Linux-Board in der PraxisDatum: 25. April 2013Zeit: 15:00 GMT http://www.element14.com/community/events/3647Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/74704?tstart=0#74704.

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 Topic: Re: IPC-D-356 ulp, blind and buried vias
Re: IPC-D-356 ulp, blind and buried vias [message #150587] Tue, 16 April 2013 02:13
Richard_H
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Hello, as far as I know there are no changes for the original ULP. I sent your ULP to our ULP guy as a kind of incentive...  RichardOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/74223?tstart=0#74223.

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 Topic: Re: Hatch GND at an angle?
Re: Hatch GND at an angle? [message #150437] Mon, 08 April 2013 04:13
Richard_H
Messages: 186
Registered: December 2009
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Hi James, indeed this would be an option...   Thanks for the workaround. RichardOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/73539?tstart=0#73539.

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 Topic: Re: IPC-D-356 ulp, blind and buried vias
Re: IPC-D-356 ulp, blind and buried vias [message #150377] Mon, 01 April 2013 11:07
hillig
Messages: 1
Registered: April 2013
Junior Member
Did this ever get resolved?  This would be very helpful to have. *************************************************************** I went ahead and roughed in 4-layer blind/buried via handling.  Passes check on at least 1 board.  Use at your own risk.Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/73122?tstart=0#73122.

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 Topic: Is there a free viewer for Eagle, in the same way as CADSTAR provide a free viewer.
Is there a free viewer for Eagle, in the same way as CADSTAR provide a free viewer. [message #150374] Thu, 21 March 2013 11:15
simona
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Registered: March 2013
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Is there a free viewer for Eagle ? in the same way as CADSTAR provide a free viewer.We do not need or want to design boards, we just need to be able to examine the designs which our subcontractor has made for our company.  EXAMPLEThe CADSTAR Design Viewer is a free download that lets you share and access CADSTAR design data very easily on any of your preferred Windows platforms. The design data is accessible to any user, even the occasional users, with easy viewing and sharing of schematic and PCB data. It dramatically improves workgroup dynamics by increasing project productivity either in standalone mode or when used in conjunction in a CADSTAR design environment.Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/thread/22961.

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 Topic: Eagle autorouter con Atmel2560 TQFP100
Eagle autorouter con Atmel2560 TQFP100 [message #150372] Sun, 03 March 2013 10:41
messages@element14.co
Messages: 98
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Buongiorno a tutti, sono nuovo di questo forum e volevo chiedere il vostro aiuto in merito ad un problema che sto incontrando in questi giorni.. Dopo aver fatto lo schema di un mio progetto nel quale uso un Atmega2560, lo sbroglio del pcb mi risulta molto difficile a causa del fatto che la funzione autorouter non esegue che il 20/30% del lavoro. Qualcuno ha qualche consiglio da darmi oppure i file di configurazione da caricare prima di eseguire lo sbroglio??  Grazie a tutti per l'aiuto...Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/thread/22550.

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 Topic: Suggestion for EAGLE
Suggestion for EAGLE [message #150371] Tue, 08 January 2013 21:56
messages@element14.co
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EAGLE is the best PCB software package I've used so far, as It's easy to use, simple, and has a wide range of existing libraries. However, one thing that I'd really like to see included in it is some sort of 3D view. This is available on other packages like DIPtrace and Altium designer, but not (that I'm aware of) on EAGLE! Please consider adding this, as it's a really useful feature to visualise your board before production, and it helps in spotting any errors before you send it off!Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/thread/21437.

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 Topic: Tyco Electronics Footprints para Eagle
Tyco Electronics Footprints para Eagle [message #150370] Wed, 05 December 2012 06:16
messages@element14.co
Messages: 98
Registered: March 2013
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Buenas. Estoy diseñanado una placa de componentes con Eagle y necesito saber si existe alguna librería o página donde encontrar los footprints de los siguientes conectores de Tyco Electronics: - 215464-6- 188275-6- 5179029-2- 5177983-2 Muchas gracias de antemano.Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/thread/21019.

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 Topic: Ziff Socket
Ziff Socket [message #150369] Wed, 14 November 2012 12:20
messages@element14.co
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HiHas anybody found a Ziff Socket in Eagle? I havent been able to locate one. ThanksOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/thread/20699.

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 Topic: Create library devices with different numbers of pins and pads.
Create library devices with different numbers of pins and pads. [message #150368] Sat, 13 October 2012 10:46
messages@element14.co
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Hi Richard, I have some questions regarding creating your own devices to which i didn't find an answer so far. Nowdays, there are a lot of complex devices availble in different packages. I'm mainly thinking about MCU's. Sometimes not all of the available packages bring every available pin to the outside due to limited number of package pads. Eagle allows to create devices in different versions (eg different packages for the same symbol) which is great. However it seems to be impossible to create a device having a symbol with some pins that are used for some packages and are not connected to a pad for other packages. Did i miss something ?How to deal with pins connected to multiple pads ? As an example, this is often the case for connectors. I found some mention about ROUTETAG in the release notes, wich seems to be what i'm looking for. However i didn't find any info on how to actually use this.Is there some tutorial about this ?On one hand it's nice Eagle combines symbols and packages into a single library instead of 2 separated libraries as in many other cad sofware packages. On the other hand there seems to an inconvenience with this approach as well.A lot of devices use standard packages. I see those packages defined over and over in all of the device libraries. On top, the different versions of the same package in different libraries are not always as consistent as they could be...I don't think there is way to link a symbol to a package in another library right ?So, are there any guidlines how to deal with this problem, to keep at least your own device libraries consistent ?  Regards,IvanOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/thread/20210.

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 Topic: Eagle Electrical Rule Check and Design Rule Check
Eagle Electrical Rule Check and Design Rule Check [message #150367] Fri, 05 October 2012 01:58
messages@element14.co
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Hi, I'm currently comparing different PCB design packages, one of them being Eagle.I was surprised to find Electrical Rule Check and Design Rule Check are offline tools to be invoked manually by the user.Are there any concrete plans to make them online checks in a next version ?  Regards,IvanOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/thread/20058.

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 Topic: Removing un-used signal names in .brd file in 6.2.0
Removing un-used signal names in .brd file in 6.2.0 [message #150366] Sun, 08 July 2012 18:18
messages@element14.co
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I like version 6 because one can paste other board layouts onto a new board without loosing the layout.Then, the parts that are not required for the new design can be deleted. However, I noticed that the .brd file was getting much larger than the schematic.  Upon looking at the XML, it appeared as if un-used signals were not being deleted. Although it was easy to go through the file and delete the un-used signals, shouldn't this be done automatically when the file is saved?Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/thread/18978.

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 Topic: PDF 2 LIB editeur de symboles pour Eagle
PDF 2 LIB editeur de symboles pour Eagle [message #146258] Thu, 07 June 2012 08:38
PhM
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Registered: June 2012
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LIBedit7 "Component Plaza" est un nouvel éditeur de symboles pour Eagle.  Son concept original et unique est de créer rapidement et facilement dessymboles par la simple sélection/copie des noms des contacts contenus dans le documentau format Acrobat (PDF) du fabricant vers l'assistant de LIBedit7 "Component Plaza".  La copie des noms des contacts terminée, LIBedit7 "Component Plaza" créeautomatiquement le symbole et le Device pour Eagle.  Gagnez du temps dans l'édition des symboles contenant de nombreux contacts pourvos schémas Eagle.  Plus d'information ici :  http://www.libedit-informatique.comOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/53074?tstart=0#53074.

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 Topic: Re: Can Eagle V6 create "jumpers wires" in single layer board?
Re: Can Eagle V6 create "jumpers wires" in single layer board? [message #145844] Fri, 04 May 2012 10:52
mrosenau
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Registered: May 2012
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It's not automatic, but you can fake jumpers by designing a 2 layer board. Place all the routing on the bottom layer (the layer you plan to etch) and route your jumpers as traces on the top layer. These top layer traces will not exist on your physical board, but the holes will be shown shown as vias and the jumpers will be shown as top layer traces.  After your board is etched, you insert the missing top layer as jumpers. Keep the top layer traces simple, straight and don't go under any components and this technique works. This is also eplained in a different way here: http://www.element14.com/community/message/39405#39405/l/automatic-insert-of-jumpers Good-luck and welcome to low-budget boards! Mark ROriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/50998?tstart=0#50998.

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 Topic: Re: Can Eagle V6 create "jumpers wires" in single layer board?
Re: Can Eagle V6 create "jumpers wires" in single layer board? [message #144747] Mon, 20 February 2012 04:00
Richard_H
Messages: 186
Registered: December 2009
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Hi, if you are making singlesided boards and you would like to use some wire jumpers, you could simply place use two vias for it. When you are ROUTEing you can set vias directly with Shift key + left mouse click.  EAGLE does not offer autoplacement function, so you have to arrange the components manually. There are two projects that are realized through ULPs which offer an autoplace function. Please look at http://www.cadsoft.de/cadsoft-downloads/  and search for "autoplace". Maybe these ULPs work for you.  Regards,Richard Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/44660?tstart=0#44660.

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 Topic: Re: Can Eagle V6 create "jumpers wires" in single layer board?
Re: Can Eagle V6 create "jumpers wires" in single layer board? [message #144731] Sun, 19 February 2012 10:10
joomunm
Messages: 1
Registered: February 2012
Junior Member
Hi, I often design PCB with single bottom layer. I would like to know if Eagle V6 can create "jumper connection" where it is necessary. In my country, Mauritius, there is no PCB manufacturer. Hence I have to make my own PCB using Photo sensitive board and etching solution. I also note that there is no auto placement of the components. Therefore, I have to do trial and error placement to cope with. Please help me to find solution and advise me the best way to use Eagle V6. Thanking you before hand.Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/44639?tstart=0#44639.

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 Topic: Eagle 6 and XML Schema
Eagle 6 and XML Schema [message #144711] Fri, 17 February 2012 16:24
Natasha Baker
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I'm curious to hear how people are using the redesigned XML structure in Eagle V6. Has anyone taken advantage of this? Maybe for automation, or for building an add-on? Revision control? Other? Interested to hear how people are using it.Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/44597?tstart=0#44597.

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 Topic: Re: EAGLE Overview Video 20 Minutes
Re: EAGLE Overview Video 20 Minutes [message #144393] Sun, 05 February 2012 14:18
el09mm
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Registered: February 2012
Junior Member
Hi Ed This is a great video to start using Eagle ThanksMohsenOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/43880?tstart=0#43880.

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 Topic: Printed ERC report
Printed ERC report [message #144303] Tue, 31 January 2012 15:01
jedunmire
Messages: 7
Registered: January 2012
Junior Member
Hi Richard,In Eagle 6.1.0, is there a way to get a printed ERC (and later a DRC) report? Text, PDF, or HTML would be acceptable. Thanks,...jerryOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/43603?tstart=0#43603.

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 Topic: EAGLE Title&Sheet editing...
EAGLE Title&Sheet editing... [message #144251] Sat, 28 January 2012 06:56
Ritchie75
Messages: 3
Registered: January 2012
Junior Member
Hi all may be I am stupid ! but I didn't find the Titles&Sheets layout for EAGLE. I know DIPTRACE have a very good editing, choice and many layout. Thanks for your help and reply. See an exemple across the enclosed file. RitchieOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/43467?tstart=0#43467.

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 Topic: element14 Innovation Series "Virtual Summit"
element14 Innovation Series "Virtual Summit" [message #143812] Wed, 11 January 2012 09:05
Richard_H
Messages: 186
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element14 Innovation Series “Virtual Summit” gets ready to launch this month  element14 launches its  first online two-day “Innovation Series” summit on 16 and 17 January  2012 with five supplier partners – ST, Texas Instruments, Micrium,  Microchip and Freescale. The event which will bring together some of the  electronics industry’s key leaders hopes to share what the future holds  in the fields of medical, alternative energy and robotics. Speakers at  the summit will include renowned Jack Ganssle from the Ganssle Group.  Mr.  Ganssle is an expert in the field of embedded systems. Ganssle has  started, developed and subsequently sold three electronics companies,  one of which was recognised as a world leading producer of embedded  development tools. The Innovation Series also features talks such as “Accelerating designs with low cost embedded solutions”.  The agenda, times and speakers can be found at www.element14.com/innovators Following the live event all videos will be available exclusively, and for free, until 28 February on element14 at www.element14.com/innovators.  After 28 February, the videos will be available as video-on-demand within element14 tv  – Premier Farnell’s online “Video-On-Demand channel” that offers instant access to an expansive range of information-rich videos in one, easy-to-search destination.Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/42527?tstart=0#42527.

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 Topic: Eagle Package aus DXF-Datei erzeugen
Eagle Package aus DXF-Datei erzeugen [message #143599] Thu, 29 December 2011 04:31
i.bernsdorf
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Hallo, kennt jemand eine Möglichkeit aus einer DXF-Datei ein Eagle Package zu erzeugen?Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/41993?tstart=0#41993.

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 Topic: eagle version 6 files
eagle version 6 files [message #143542] Sat, 24 December 2011 11:53
toths
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The eagle version 6 is not also very improved with regard to version 5The Cadsoft it decided it pushes all users to version 5 into version 6One and  it did not it publishes some converterin order that users version 5 to can see files  of  version 6Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/41899?tstart=0#41899.

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 Topic: Copy of old Projects on new product designs
Copy of old Projects on new product designs [message #142973] Tue, 06 December 2011 12:51
onlinesystems
Messages: 1
Registered: December 2011
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Looking for easy way to copy an old project folder and then changing the names of the files in the folder (ie, .sol, .cmp, etc, etc). No problem for us to go into Project folder and copying an old folder and then renaming it, but the folder contents having the old project naming pattern is confuing for our new project.  Any help appreciated.Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/40995?tstart=0#40995.

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 Topic: PCB SERVICE FOR EUROPE: AVAILABLE NOW!
PCB SERVICE FOR EUROPE: AVAILABLE NOW! [message #142091] Fri, 04 November 2011 05:54
Richard_H
Messages: 186
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EAGLE not only helps you design your board, but also saves you time by providing direct connections to experienced, high-quality PCB manufacturers for fast quotes on PCB fabrication.For customers using EAGLE version 5.10 or higher CadSoft offers a ULP.After downloading this ULP on http://www.cadsoftusa.com/downloads/user-language-programs/?language=en customers can integrate the ULP into their existing 5.10 or 5.11 license and use the direct connection to Eurocircuits as well.Customers with former EAGLE versions (older than 5.10) can update their EAGLE license at https://www.cadsoft.de/buy-eagle/upgradeIn Version 6 the Eurocircuits-ULP will already be integrated. No download will be necessary. Best regards,The CadSoft TeamOriginal article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/39369?tstart=0#39369.

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 Topic: Re: Importing Specctra SES files into Eagle Cad
Re: Importing Specctra SES files into Eagle Cad [message #142068] Thu, 03 November 2011 10:02
Eriond
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Junior Member
I'm really interested in such a tool. I could even pay good money for a tool (ULP or other) that would let me integrate TopoR with Eagle in a simple/user-friendly way!Original article at http://www.element14.com/community/message/39326?tstart=0#39326.

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 Topic: Re: Module kopieren
Re: Module kopieren [message #141657] Fri, 07 October 2011 03:56
Richard_H
Messages: 186
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Hallo,

 

Sie müssen Schaltplan und Layout unabhängig voneinander zusammenkopieren. Also zum Beispiel erst den Schaltplan laden, dann das automatisch geöffnete Layout schließen. Jetzt, wie oben beschrieben mit CUT und PASTE die Gruppe duplizieren. Anschließend gehen Sie ins Layout und selektieren exakt dieselbe Gruppe wie auch im Schaltplan und duplizieren diese. Anschließend starten Sie den ERC und beheben entstandene Unterschiede zwischen SCH und BRD.

 

Grüße,

Richard

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 Topic: Re: Module kopieren
Re: Module kopieren [message #141645] Thu, 06 October 2011 11:49
Ireno
Messages: 1
Registered: October 2011
Junior Member

Hallo ich habe ein ähnliches Problem. Ich bin an einem Print dran der eine Speisung , ein Taktgeber und 4 oder 5 Motorensteuerungen drauf hat. Nun möchte ich nicht alle Motorensteuerungen selber layouten. Ich hab versucht die Motorensteuerung in Layout zu kopieren. Dann kam eine Meldung das das kopieren nur im Schaltplan möglich ist. Kann mir einer helfen?

 

 

Mfg iRENO

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 Topic: Re: Have a question about CadSoft EAGLE? Ask our Expert, Richard version 5.11 black screen board
Re: Have a question about CadSoft EAGLE? Ask our Expert, Richard version 5.11 black screen board [message #140718] Wed, 24 August 2011 17:03
bamlabs
Messages: 3
Registered: August 2011
Junior Member

Richard,

 

How can I find the paths to the libraries that show up in the info dialog box? I need to modify a package per my manufaturer's request. But, I have from many different upgrades over the years librairies from different versions. My info box shows rcl-2 but there are four of them on my drive.

 

thanks in advance

 

steve

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 Topic: cutting MRF317 contour
cutting MRF317 contour [message #139799] Mon, 27 June 2011 13:37
toths
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Registered: March 2011
Junior Member

Hi,

i would like to make a package library for RF transistor (MRF317) with a cutting contour to pcb directly

like in photo. My effort was made by puting circles together for the part contour.

Please show me another way to do it.

 

Thanks in advanceuntitled6.png

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 Topic: Single Layer PCB
Single Layer PCB [message #139798] Fri, 20 May 2011 04:10
PhG
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Registered: May 2011
Junior Member

Hi,

 

I'm new to Element14 and Eagle as well, so maybe my

question is somewhat too simple for you guys.

I noticed that Eagle always creates a 2 layer PCB.

However, I only require small single layer PCB's.

How do I set it up or how do I force Eagle to design

only single layers ?

 

Thanks and btw, congratz with this awesome site !

 

Best regards,

Philip

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 Topic: question about draw a "jump wire" or "fly wire" component.
question about draw a "jump wire" or "fly wire" component. [message #139797] Thu, 19 May 2011 05:58
huayuliang
Messages: 4
Registered: June 2009
Junior Member

I want draw some "jump wire" or "fly wire" component for single side PCB.

 

in the symbol,  two pins has same direction,"pas". and  has been names  to "J" and "J@1".

 

but as you can think, it can't has same net on two pin with "pas" direction. so the names of two pins have not effect.

 

it always has a airwire in board editor once you place it on a existing net in schematic editor.

 

does i must set the direction of two pins to "pwr" ? but  it is  unreasonable...

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 Topic: PreSales question
PreSales question [message #139796] Thu, 28 April 2011 10:00
grahamst
Messages: 4
Registered: April 2011
Junior Member

Hi,

 

I am looking at your Pro CAD package and need to know if I can import complete board designs (Schematic and PCB Layout) from 'Easy-PC'.

 

OK - I guess that I will need to create some new library parts, but basically I have a schematic AND a pcb layout in Easy-PC, and need to migrate these to a different CAD package.

 

OR can I import the layout direct from the gerber files maybe ??.

 

Many Thanks

 

Graham

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 Topic: Changing wire widths mid wire
Changing wire widths mid wire [message #139795] Tue, 26 April 2011 08:30
pwdixon
Messages: 7
Registered: August 2009
Junior Member

I want to have a net class for power that is wider than the default track width however when the power reaches an IC with pin spacing less than the size of the power track I need to slim it down just to enter the IC.  I can do this by reducing the width manually which is a pain but when the DRC runs it must be using the net class to gauge the track width and it complains about every power pin that has been slimmed down in this way.

 

How can I achieve what I want with less pain, less manual intervention and less resultant error warnings?

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 Topic: Two new EAGLE videos; DesignLink and PCB Quotes
Two new EAGLE videos; DesignLink and PCB Quotes [message #139794] Tue, 19 April 2011 05:23
awinning
Messages: 1
Registered: May 2010
Junior Member

I just thought I'd highlight these two recent EAGLE videos in this group. The first is on DesignLink and BoMs, and the second is on PCB Quotes.

 

Desginlink  w/ BOM:  http://www.element14.com/community/videos/2331

PCB Quote:              http://www.element14.com/community/videos/2333

 

If you have any questions, please ask them here and I'm sure the guys who made the videos would be glad to answer.

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 Topic: ULP : Design Link + BOM ?
ULP : Design Link + BOM ? [message #139793] Wed, 23 February 2011 11:44
JeromeMartin
Messages: 1
Registered: October 2010
Junior Member

Hello,

 

With all my projects, I use a database with the BOM-AM ulp ftp://ftp.cadsoft.de/eagle/userfiles/ulp/bom-am-17.zip. In the database, every component has a farnell reference. But my manufacturer needs the caracteristics of each of the components. So I would like to do an ulp that uses the design link functionnality to fill the fields needed.

But the design link ulp is not really clear... Does someone have some information about this ulp ? which functions to use, and how to use them ?

Thank you.

Jerome

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 Topic: Eagle libraries for US parts
Eagle libraries for US parts [message #139792] Mon, 03 January 2011 12:11
SMD111
Messages: 1
Registered: January 2011
Junior Member

I got a full version of Eagle and am somewhat dissappointed that its libraries are dominated by EU part makers while certain parts common in US cannot be found at all.

Are there any US libraries for Eagle? Does Newark have any Eagle libraries that match its stock?

Thanks.

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Forum: eagle.suggest.eng
 Topic: Option for larger than 160mm x 100mm boards (Standard vs. Hobbiest)
Option for larger than 160mm x 100mm boards (Standard vs. Hobbiest) [message #154913] Wed, 09 April 2014 19:14
Peter Noeth
Messages: 8
Registered: January 2005
Junior Member
Cadsoft,

  Please increase the PCB size of the Standard version to something like
8.5" x 10.5". This would justify the difference in price between the
Standard and Hobbiest versions.
As a hobbiest, I have had the need to make a PCB this size, even though
it only contained about 20 components (it was a large 2 digit 7-segment
display). With your current price structure, there is no justification
in paying for the Standard version. Once gerber files are created, there
is no way of knowing if the Hobbiest version was used for commercial
purposes. Even though I am using Eagle as a hobbiest, I would consider
paying the extra for the Standard version if it gave me extended
capacity over the Hobbiest version, and some economy over the
Professional version.


Kindest regards,

Peter

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 Topic: Custom pads that are electrically valid and have correct solder mask and solder paste layers.
Custom pads that are electrically valid and have correct solder mask and solder paste layers. [message #154897] Wed, 09 April 2014 09:14
Joop14
Messages: 3
Registered: June 2013
Junior Member
Please make it possible to design custom pads (using polygon) that are
electrically valid and that will also automatically have
the correct shapes in the solder mask and solder paste layers.

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 Topic: >last_date_time should use change date and not file date
>last_date_time should use change date and not file date [message #154825] Fri, 04 April 2014 06:06
Uwe Bonnes
Messages: 314
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
Hello,

again the request that >last_date_time should use the date of the last
change _in_ the file and not the date the file was saved/checked-out. When
working with Source control management, this will result in a recent date
printed on a old revision of a board checked out.

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 Topic: CAM: >last_date_time not updated until close/reopen!
CAM: >last_date_time not updated until close/reopen! [message #154824] Fri, 04 April 2014 06:02
Uwe Bonnes
Messages: 314
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
Hello,

doing a CAM Job in one session with open, edit, save and F2 will result in
">last_date_time" printed in the CAM file as "not saved" ("nicht
gespeichert). The board displays the expected date, but CAM job still uses
"not saved". Only close eagle and reopen will result in the date
displayed right in the CAM file.

I already spoiled the silk screen on several boards...

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 Topic: Abort in CAM Job delayed
Abort in CAM Job delayed [message #154823] Fri, 04 April 2014 05:46
Uwe Bonnes
Messages: 314
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
Hello,

after starting a CAM job the "Abbrechen"(abort) buttom in the "eagle" Box
"Ausgabe der Blende" is only honoured with delay and mostly only after
several mouse click.

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 Topic: Eagle find hidden items first
Eagle find hidden items first [message #154601] Tue, 25 March 2014 12:46
Uwe Bonnes
Messages: 314
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
Hello,

it often happens to me when working on the board file and clicking on a
visible route, that eagle brings up the contour line of a filled polygon with
not copper near the point you click.

The find algorithm should look harder for visible items and should bring up
invisible things only as last resort.
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 Topic: Again: No visability status in sch/brd/lbr
Again: No visability status in sch/brd/lbr [message #154586] Tue, 25 March 2014 05:08
Uwe Bonnes
Messages: 314
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
Hello,

I posted this request for change before, but got no feedback so long.

Please remove the layer visability status from the data files
(.sch/.brd/.lbr)! They clutter the real changes in these files and tend to
conflict when keeping these files under version control!

Thanks
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 Topic: Move library display status to the epf file
Move library display status to the epf file [message #154323] Thu, 13 March 2014 06:32
Uwe Bonnes
Messages: 314
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
Hello,

when keeping the library files under revision control, a lot of unneeded
changes result as the display state of the library editor is stored in the
..lbr file. With state of the library I mean e.g. grid and layer
color/visability state.

These state changes obscure the real changes in the library. I suggest to
store the library state in the epf file.

Regards

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 Topic: Re: 11x17 and custom paper sizes in schmatic editor
Re: 11x17 and custom paper sizes in schmatic editor [message #154240] Fri, 07 March 2014 09:32
Eric Jordan
Messages: 8
Registered: March 2014
Junior Member
I found a workaround.

If you choose PDF as the output, you are allowed to set a custom size. I
entered 11in x 17in, which was accepted. I then changed the printer and
the 11x17 was still there. I was able to print successfully.

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 Topic: 11x17 and custom paper sizes in schmatic editor
11x17 and custom paper sizes in schmatic editor [message #154242] Fri, 07 March 2014 09:32
Eric Jordan
Messages: 8
Registered: March 2014
Junior Member
The drop down list for a printer does not have an 11x17 paper size
through my printer does support and have paper for the 11x17.

Not sure why Eagle is not picking this option up.

There is also no way to print a custom paper size. The ... button is
disabled.

Hopefully this is something you can add to an update/Eagle 7

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 Topic: Net Labels on a board
Net Labels on a board [message #154190] Wed, 05 March 2014 16:28
Chuck Huber
Messages: 430
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
I'd like to suggest allowing net labels on a board that drop into a
layer of the user's choice (xDoc, xPlace, or xNames).

Ideas?
 Topic: Net Classes: Reduction Clearance for inner layers
Net Classes: Reduction Clearance for inner layers [message #153916] Thu, 20 February 2014 04:52
Christian Bohrer
Messages: 238
Registered: April 2007
Senior Member
See my problem:
For a certain net-classes, on external layers, I have to respect a clearance of 6mm.
But in inner layers (in the prepreg) I can down the clearance to 1mm.

If I route manualy in inner layer, I can ignore the external clearance and accept the DRC errors.
But the polygons in inner layers respect the 6mm, that is my problem!

I suggest either:

two Clearance Matrix
One for External layers
One for Internal layers

or more simply a global Reduction Factor for Clearance in inner layers by a percentage with a
minimum limit.

Christian Bohrer
CAD Manager
 Topic: Lock layer feature
Lock layer feature [message #153911] Wed, 19 February 2014 17:23
jrodas
Messages: 1
Registered: February 2014
Junior Member
It would be really helpful to have a new option in the "Layer settings.." menu to be able to lock layers, in addition to the currently show/hide option.

Maybe you could add a three-state layer option to the first column, where the layer number is shown.
My suggestion for the new layer states are:
1. Hidden (shown as non selected cell, with white background, as it is now).
2. Visible (shown as selected cell, with blue background, as it is now).
3. Visible & Locked (shown as selected cell, with another background color, maybe red... or adding a small lock icon). Please see the attached image for more information.

A "visible & locked" layer would stay visible (in background) but the tools would not affect their elements.

This would be really helpful mainly when working with múltiple BMP layers while building a new library package (i.e. of a complex component or enclosure imported footprint). Particularly I would never work the same manner after this feature Proud

Thank you in advance for your time and support.
 Topic: How about a dirty flag in the ULP world?
How about a dirty flag in the ULP world? [message #153903] Wed, 19 February 2014 09:00
Chuck Huber
Messages: 430
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
<html>
<head>

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
</head>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">
Jorge,<br>
<br>
My configuration management system (CMS - we use Perforce) removes
write permissions from files in my workspace that are not checked
out for edit.&nbsp; This presents a problem when trying to save a file
from within a script.&nbsp; An example scenario is in order.<br>
<br>
Engineer A finishes a design, checks his final changes into the CMS,
and notifies Engineer B that it's ready for fab.&nbsp; Engineer B grabs
the head revision from the CMS, which leaves a read-only copy in B's
workspace.&nbsp; B runs a ULP that evaluates the board and generates
gerber files appropriate to the design.&nbsp; This ULP employs a separate
instance of Eagle invoked from within a shell script with the -X
option.&nbsp; To make sure that the gerbers created reflect what's on the
B's screen, the ULP saves the board in the following manner:<br>
<blockquote><tt><tt>if (board) {</tt><br>
<tt>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; board(B) {</tt><br>
<tt>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; if (argv[1] != "saved") {</tt><br>
<tt>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; exit("write;\nrun myulp saved;\n");</tt><br>
<tt>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; }</tt><br>
<tt>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; }</tt><br>
<tt>}<br>
</tt></tt></blockquote>
The exit script causes Eagle to write the file to disk, even if no
changes have been made.&nbsp; This produces an error since B's copy of
the board is not writable.<br>
<br>
What would be desirable is to have a dirty flag indicating whether
the board has been changed since the last save.&nbsp; The ULP to save the
board would behave better.<br>
<blockquote><tt>if (board) {</tt><br>
<tt>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; board(B) {</tt><br>
<tt>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; if (B.isDirty()) {</tt><br>
<tt>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; exit("write;\nrun myulp;\n");</tt><br>
<tt>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; }</tt><br>
<tt>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; }</tt><br>
<tt>}</tt><br>
</blockquote>
<br>
Of course, if B has made changes to the board and has not checked
the board out for edit from CMS, then the save error is welcome.<br>
<br>
I'm sure the developers of Eagle have bigger fish to fry, but this
request could be considered as fine polish on an excellent tool.<br>
<br>
Thanks,<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - Chuck<br>
</body>
</html>
 Topic: Autorouter Min/optimum trace width
Autorouter Min/optimum trace width [message #153784] Mon, 10 February 2014 09:34
Bob Moreno
Messages: 47
Registered: June 2012
Member
Any thought to being able to specify an optimum trace width and a
minimum trace width for the auto router?

Bob Moreno

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 Topic: iTeadStudio
iTeadStudio [message #153586] Tue, 21 January 2014 06:00
Harry H. Arends
Messages: 40
Registered: March 2011
Member
LS,

My customer wants to order there design by iTeadStudio and have it
panalized.
But looking at thier website and goole has no resultrs on the do's and
dont's.

Anny suggetstions or idea's

Harry
 Topic: Enable SQLite commands in ulp scripting
Enable SQLite commands in ulp scripting [message #153325] Thu, 19 December 2013 14:52
Barry Walker
Messages: 7
Registered: May 2012
Junior Member
I would love to be able to open SQLite files and make SQL calls from
ulp scripts.

This would open wide the ability to integrate Eagle designs with part
management and ordering systems.

I love the XML format of the Eagle design files, but part databases need
SQL relational functionality.

Any other SQL system would be fine, but it seems SQLite would be small
and low risk to add.

Happy to test a beta if it is easy for you to integrate.

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 Topic: Ability to change attributes in assembly variants
Ability to change attributes in assembly variants [message #153306] Wed, 18 December 2013 03:08
Adam Nowak
Messages: 1
Registered: December 2013
Junior Member
We came to a problem when extending our libraries (e.g the rlc library)
by adding extra attributes and then altering the schematic by diffrent
assembly variants.

Let's say I have SMD resistors library when for each variant of it I add
couple of attributes e.g:
- MANUFACTURER
- PART_NUMBER
- VOLTAGE
- POWER
etc...

The problem comes up when I want to add an extra assembly variant in the
schematic.
The only columns are editable (in assembly variant editor) are VALUE and
TECHNOLOGY, but what if the MANUFACTURER od PART_NUMBER differs from the
other variants and I want to change it anyway?

I am using attributes to automaticly generte BOM where extra columns
with all the attributes are a must giving user a fast way to prepare a
technical documentation (e.g BOM for each assembly variant listing all
the entered attributes).

I'm dissapointed and even more surprised that it has not been
implemented yet.Can you tell me the purpose of attributes which
obviously I can't see?

*I wish you could implement it in the future version.*

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 Topic: List Handling needs speedup!
List Handling needs speedup! [message #153232] Thu, 12 December 2013 05:58
Uwe Bonnes
Messages: 314
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
Hello,

deleting a group in some not too small but also not too big schematic/board
combo
-rw-r--r-- 1 bon users 746085 12. Dez 12:10 d2s2d.brd
-rw-r--r-- 1 bon users 1158743 12. Dez 12:10 d2s2d.sch

takes ages on a Haswell 4771 on SSD. The code handling erase needs
some profiling.

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 Topic: Features suggestion
Features suggestion [message #153037] Tue, 19 November 2013 04:08
Krzysztof Kozlowski
Messages: 1
Registered: November 2013
Junior Member
Hi,
I have two suggestions to add in Eagle.
One is signal name in PCB layout. It wold mak work much easier (and a
lot faster) if user would see signal name when he zoom on track -
without using other tools, just zoom.
Another is DRC exception areas and parts (for example: i got company
logo mage from signal lines on PCB layout. DRC shows me about 1000
errors on just this one logo. Now i have to delete this logo or approve
it in DRC Errors window because i cant find real errors there.).
Best wishes
Krzysztof

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 Topic: Cutout Layer for t/bSilk/inverted text mode
Cutout Layer for t/bSilk/inverted text mode [message #152993] Wed, 13 November 2013 05:10
Moritz Augsburger
Messages: 5
Registered: November 2013
Junior Member
Hi,

sometimes I want to hilight some text showing it inverted.

Currently, I use the negasilk ULP for this job, but this requires some
work every time you change the text. It would be great to have an easier
way to accomplish the same results.

Thanks
Moritz

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 Topic: objects outside allowed board size
objects outside allowed board size [message #152537] Thu, 03 October 2013 12:12
gerald talley
Messages: 1
Registered: October 2013
Junior Member
im using the standard version of eagle.. sometime i want to move a part
out of the way... and i cant because of my version.. if a part is not
routed i would be nice if you and place it on side the board

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 Topic: Record function
Record function [message #152525] Wed, 02 October 2013 11:04
zoltan
Messages: 13
Registered: February 2006
Junior Member
Quite often you need to do the same thing over and over. That's true
for schematics as well as the matching board.

For example, I have to lay out a board which has lots of repetitive
circuits, 48 in fact, each containing about 20 components and some
30-odd tracks. Repeating the circuit on the schematics is fairly easy,
cut and paste and that's it. The circuit, by the way, is simple and 12
of them fits on an A3 page on the schematics, so a one circuit per page
is definitely not a solution; one can't give the client 46 mostly empty
pages instead of 4 full pages as documentation, really.

On the PCB, things are not that simple. I have to place the components
by hand, that's fine, can't help that. However, since the arrangement
of the parts within the blocks is identical, the tracks will also be
identical, the component name placements after smashing them will be
identical, everything will be identical. Unfortunately, I could not find
a way of doing it once and just having it duplicated for the next
block. I have to repeat the same thing 46 times and it is extremely
tedious and also error prone.

I remember that some 30 years ago when I used OrCAD on DOS, it had a
very neat feature which helped to eliminate the pain of doing mindless,
repetitive tasks. (As a side note, it had quite a few very neat
features, including hierarchical schematics, movement control with both
mouse *and* keyboard and several others, but let's not go into that.)

Anyway, the feature I'm talking about was the following:
You could tell it to record. It simply recorded what you did, until you
pressed the 'end of record' key. You could then play it back, but the
start position was wherever your cursor was when you pressed the
'playback' key. You could also save such a recording to file and load
the file; if I remember correctly you could actually set up a couple of
them, bound to various F-keys.

In terms of Eagle it would be something akin to generating a command
file based on what someone does, but using only relative movement
commands. That way I could just lay the tracks and move all the texts
neatly for one block on the PCB. If I record that and then play it back
for the next block (making sure that my cursor is at the same position
relative to the new block as it was for the old one), then I could
finish the block by a single keypress.

Since Eagle can already re-play command files, all what is needed is to
record one's activity and writing it into a file.

Would my hope of seeing it in Eagle be completely unfounded?

Thanks,

Zoltan
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 Topic: Auto creation of new incremented nets when adding a new device to schematic - maybe a ULP?
Auto creation of new incremented nets when adding a new device to schematic - maybe a ULP? [message #152185] Fri, 30 August 2013 15:44
Pete Lewis
Messages: 1
Registered: August 2013
Junior Member
Often times when I add a device to my schematic, the first thing I do is
add nets off of every pin. It sure would be sweet to have an option for
eagle to automatically create a unique incremented new net off of every
pin. Maybe it could just be a net as long as one grid space - that's
what I always do, and then I throw a label flag on there.

Also, maybe this could be an optional attribute associated with the pin
in the symbol - at the library level (just like you can select to
display pin/pad names)? This way, when you create a new symbol in a
library, you could select whether that pin is going to be allowed to
"auto create incremented nets when added to schematic".

Also, I wonder if this could be done with a ULP... could a ULP look for
all un-netted pins and then create new nets? (I haven't written any ULPs
yet)

Anyone else think this would be useful?

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 Topic: Meander improvements
Meander improvements [message #152062] Fri, 16 August 2013 11:44
Jason Traud
Messages: 9
Registered: August 2013
Junior Member
The command line method works but you should never have to use a command
to get something done. Sure, it's more efficient but it's hidden. In
order to use the tool as-is you have to go into the help directory,
search for the tool and then find the text commands to use it. If you
have to use the text command to configure the tool then the graphical
button isn't useful.

What I would propose is that all of the confurable settings should pop
up on the tool bar just like it does when you route a trace.

To improve on the tool itself, when you select a trace, it should select
the entire trace, pad to pad and not just the single trace line. Or at
least have this configurable by both a command and a GUI setting.

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 Topic: Gate Swap
Gate Swap [message #151802] Mon, 29 July 2013 10:40
Oppie[2]
Messages: 175
Registered: April 2009
Senior Member
Would be helpful to be able to perform gate swap from within the layout
editor rather than having to switch back to schematic.

I posted a query to the support forum and they confirmed that currently (I
am using 5.11), this can only be done through schematic which is quite
awkward.

Robert Oppenheimer
Ludl Electronic Products
 Topic: Dropdown (set of predefined values) function for ATTRIBUTES
Dropdown (set of predefined values) function for ATTRIBUTES [message #151334] Tue, 18 June 2013 07:34
Markus Rudolf
Messages: 62
Registered: September 2008
Member
I would like to see a possibility for having kindof a dropdown list for
the attribute values.

One could for instance have an ATTRIBUTE with the name SUPPLIER and then
text items where the user can select one from a set like "FARNELL",
"RS-COMPONENTS", "DIGIKEY" and so one. Would simplify the attribute /
BOM management a lot.

Markus
 Topic: Group Command
Group Command [message #151314] Mon, 17 June 2013 10:03
Bob Moreno
Messages: 47
Registered: June 2012
Member
The below is from the Support Forum.

> Is it possible in *Schematic*, *Board* or especially in *Packaget
> Editor* to
> "*group*" objects and those objects *stay grouped until such time as
> you*
> *ungroup them*, *if ev*er, those same objects? Example: you create a
> package
> with x number of pins. It would be great to be able to "group" those
> pins and never worry about those pins being moved individually
> again,
> unless I choose to "ungroup" them.And I mean *grouped objects stay*
> *grouped whether or not you close and later open any of the Eagle*
> *programs*
>
> Thanks
>
> Bob Moreno
>
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 Topic: BGA escaping routing and Multi layer PCB
icon5.gif  BGA escaping routing and Multi layer PCB [message #151269] Thu, 13 June 2013 11:33
alimary15
Messages: 2
Registered: May 2013
Location: Italy
Junior Member
Good evening,
it is the first time for me that I am asked to work with a multi layer (6-8) PCB Design. I have no experience in Eagle with this kind of degisn and I hope to receive some major info.

I am designing a PCI board and I need to route a 377 FBGA component with 1mm pitch. I was thinking in using a 8 layer design for routing the BGA component.

Anyone can please explain me how to do that? I have read some tutorials that i found in the net but I find difficulty in creating proper vias that connect different layers of the PCB.

Let's say for example I want to connect all the GND balls of the BGA to a GND layer, how can i create a via that goes from TOP layer to GND 2nd layer? And what's more important, if I decide to put GND in second layer, should i then create a GND polygon on that?

I am very confused I hope someone can clear my ideas a lil bit!

thank you so much


Mary
 Topic: Power Symbol Enhancement
Power Symbol Enhancement [message #151247] Wed, 12 June 2013 11:37
James Morrison
Messages: 1003
Registered: November 2004
Senior Member

To go along with the suggestion to deal with implicit power connections, another thing is needed to make EAGLE handle designs with multiple power rails (3.3V, 2.5V, 1.8V, ...).

I think it's time to introduce a power symbol primitive that can easily be edited to change the net name that connects to it. Altium has this and it is really nice.

Right now, I have to have a whole library of supply "devices" for all the various rails I need. And if I need a new one then it is some work to add it. Better to have a primitive that you can instantiate, quickly set for a particular net name, and move on. Much cleaner.

Cheers,

James.


James Morrison ~~~ Stratford Digital

Specializing in CadSoft EAGLE
* Online Sales to North America
* Electronic Design Services
* EAGLE Enterprise Toolkit
 Topic: Eagle's libararies into SVN
Eagle's libararies into SVN [message #151208] Sun, 09 June 2013 07:04
Piotr Jedrz
Messages: 1
Registered: June 2013
Junior Member
  Why do not give people ability to send library from schematic direct
to database server by single click ?
Maybe SVN server can be used and then anyone coud edit\create libs +
simple search engine.

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 Topic: More drill than 18
More drill than 18 [message #151136] Mon, 03 June 2013 09:48
Olivier B
Messages: 1
Registered: June 2013
Junior Member
Do you know if it will be possible to have more than 18 drill in a next
version?
 Topic: Prevent Restring on pads that are not defined with an "auto" diameter.
Prevent Restring on pads that are not defined with an "auto" diameter. [message #150894] Fri, 10 May 2013 14:46
Chuck Huber
Messages: 430
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
I'd like to request an enhancement that would allow pads defined with a
specific diameter in a library to show up on the board exactly as shown
in the library without the DRC Restring settings changing the diameter.
i.e. prevent "restring" from affecting the diameter of pads that are not
defined as "auto" diameter.

Alternatively but more involved, a boolean property of a component on a
board would be set to have Restring ignore all pads on the component, or
clear to have Restring resize the pad diameters. The default behavior
would be clear. This could be represented in the properties dialog with
a check box labeled "Don't Restring".

Please refer to the conversation titled "Annular ring on pads does not
match the library" in eagle.support.eng beginning on 10-May-2013.

Thanks,
- Chuck
 Topic: Eigenschaftenbox bietet letzte Werte nicht an
Eigenschaftenbox bietet letzte Werte nicht an [message #150167] Mon, 18 March 2013 10:00
Uwe Bonnes
Messages: 314
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
Hallo,

ueber "Info" aendere ich gerade an Texten die Groesse. Falls die eingegebene
Groesse noch nicht in der Drop-Down Auswahlliste verhanden ist, dann wird
die eingegebene Groesse auch beim naechsten Element _nicht_ angeboten.

Gruesse

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 Topic: Eigenschaftenbox bietet letzte Werte nicht an
Eigenschaftenbox bietet letzte Werte nicht an [message #150164] Mon, 18 March 2013 05:56
Uwe Bonnes
Messages: 314
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
Hallo,

ueber "Info" aendere ich gerade an Texten die Groesse. Falls die eingegebene
Groesse noch nicht in der Drop-Down Auswahlliste verhanden ist, dann wird
die eingegebene Groesse auch nicht beim naechsten Element _nicht_ angeboten.

Gruesse

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 Topic: Eigenschaftenbox nietet letzte Werte nicht an
Eigenschaftenbox nietet letzte Werte nicht an [message #150163] Mon, 18 March 2013 05:30
Uwe Bonnes
Messages: 314
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
Hallo,

ueber "Info" aendere ich gerade an Texten die Groesse. Falls die eingegebene
Groesse noch nicht in der Drop-Down Auswahlliste verhanden ist, dann wird
die eingegebene Groesse auch nicht beim naechsten Element _nicht_ angeboten.

Gruesse

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 Topic: Multiple boards from one schematic.
Multiple boards from one schematic. [message #149257] Mon, 28 January 2013 23:26
Reid Kersey
Messages: 8
Registered: November 2012
Junior Member
Hi,

I would like to suggest adding the option to have multiple 'variants' of boards from a single schematic. Where I am, we have a PCB milling machine, that allows us to create a prototype PCB, and we also send our boards off to a board house for the production products. On our prototype PCB mill, we dont have the option of silk-screening, so we rely on placing text in the copper layer. However, when we send the boards off for production, we do have the option of silk-screen, and we would like to use it. It has happened more than once, where silk-screened text did not get placed where it needed to go, or copper text, got left in the production product. It would be nice if there was a way to base two separate boards off of a single schematic, so if, and when the schematic changes, we dont have to wory about changing both the production, and the prototype schematics.
 Topic: Alignment of components on a board
Alignment of components on a board [message #149246] Mon, 28 January 2013 05:25
Wim Timmer
Messages: 5
Registered: January 2012
Junior Member
*Suggestion*
Add alignment fuctions as:

Align to: left, right, center.

Maybe also align the distance between components in a row.

This will be very helpfull for maybe of us (i think).
 Topic: ARM binaries
ARM binaries [message #149244] Sun, 27 January 2013 23:49
Paul Campbell
Messages: 1
Registered: January 2013
Junior Member
I'm in the middle of taping out a largish ARM based machine and as I'm a strong beleiver in drinking my own cool aid I want to move my primary development environment on there asap - are there any plans for linux Eagle ARM binaries?
 Topic: Renaming component to name already existing
Renaming component to name already existing [message #149218] Fri, 25 January 2013 11:38
zainka
Messages: 35
Registered: March 2011
Member
When renaming a part to a name that already exists in the schematic, one
are today given a warning that the name exists and the renaming fails.

My suggestion is that instead of popping up with a warning message one
should rather be given the option to also change the twin or to exit.

When renaming a lot of components in a design this could help saving
some time.

I know that this could lead to recursive problems since the new name for
the device in a name conflict could lead to yet another naming conflict,
But I am sure it could be solved.

Not a very important thing to add, but nice in some situations.


Breg
vidar
 Topic: Text Box Width of Name Dialog in Symbol Editor
Text Box Width of Name Dialog in Symbol Editor [message #149142] Wed, 23 January 2013 09:34
James Morrison
Messages: 1003
Registered: November 2004
Senior Member

Hello,

Could CadSoft please change the width of the name dialog in the Symbol Editor (and other places) to be wide enough to display the actual text. I have long pin names on many devices and it's a real pain to verify the name is correct as you can't see the entire string by default.

To be clear, this is the dialog that comes up when you select the name command then select a pin in the symbol editor. This could be generalized to all uses of that command.

Cheers,

James.


James Morrison ~~~ Stratford Digital

Specializing in CadSoft EAGLE
* Online Sales to North America
* Electronic Design Services
* EAGLE Enterprise Toolkit
 Topic: Revert to last used command after using right click menu.
Revert to last used command after using right click menu. [message #149143] Wed, 23 January 2013 09:30
Matias Sjögren
Messages: 40
Registered: March 2012
Member
Hi.

I would like to see that when you use the right click menu and you are finished, that it will revert to the last command that was used.

An example:
I'm routing a wire and then realise that I would need to remove another wire, i then right click on the wire I want to remove and chose ripup and the wire will be deleted.

With 6.3 it then stays in ripup mode, and I would like to see that it would revert to Route mode so that I could keep on routing my wire.

/Matias
 Topic: Auto-Router and Polygon Cost Factor
Auto-Router and Polygon Cost Factor [message #148979] Tue, 15 January 2013 11:16
James Morrison
Messages: 1003
Registered: November 2004
Senior Member

Hello all,

I don't use the auto-router all that often, but when I do I always find that the polygon cost factor is not enough. If I have poured a polygon for a power rail then I don't want a trace to ever go through it. So I want an auto-router configuration flag to say _never_ run a trace into a polygon. Currently, the cost factor will try to avoid the polygon but it will still put the trace there if it must. In many cases, this simply is not acceptable and I'd rather it fail out than run through the polygon.

James.


James Morrison ~~~ Stratford Digital

Specializing in CadSoft EAGLE
* Online Sales to North America
* Electronic Design Services
* EAGLE Enterprise Toolkit
 Topic: Storing widths/shapes/.. for each board design
Storing widths/shapes/.. for each board design [message #148577] Fri, 07 December 2012 10:01
Anton Vermaak
Messages: 1
Registered: December 2012
Junior Member
Is there a way to store widths and other attributes with each board design if I use settings not in my default list?  For instance in addition to the widths in my default list I also use a 5 mil width.  When I re-open the board 5 mils is missing from the list of widths and I have to re-enter it.
 Topic: Isolate for wires, and arcs
Isolate for wires, and arcs [message #148565] Thu, 06 December 2012 16:03
Robert Wuest
Messages: 2
Registered: December 2012
Junior Member
With the arbitrary pad shapes feature added in v6, it would be nice if one could also specify an isolate for those objects that can be part of a pad.

I currently have to wrap a tRestrict around them to keep signals and copper pour away, which prevents the autorouter from connecting and I'm back where I started without the arbitrary pads.

It would also be nice if a circle (with isolate) could be part of an arbitray pad (and If it can, I can't figure it out).

Robert
 Topic: Silhouette Cameo Cutting Mylar for Solder Stencils
Silhouette Cameo Cutting Mylar for Solder Stencils [message #148413] Sat, 24 November 2012 07:57
R K
Messages: 1
Registered: November 2012
Junior Member
| | I thought some folks there may be interested in this web-page trialling a Silhouette Cameo machine... |
| | http://www.idleloop.com/robotics/cut...ex.php#stencil |

| | You can see that the experimenter uses EAGLE CAD product. |

| | For information on the machine simply google: Silhouette Cameo |
| | Or more immediately here is a spec: http://silhouetteamerica.com/silhouetteCameo.aspx |

| | If you are already aware of this solution, please disregard this email! |

| | Happy holidays to all. |
 Topic: Add support for impedance controlled traces
Add support for impedance controlled traces [message #148335] Mon, 19 November 2012 06:45
Wim Timmer
Messages: 5
Registered: January 2012
Junior Member
Suggestion:

Add more support for impedance controlled wires.
(Single ended and Differential)

For now i set the width and clearance for differential traces in the net classes.
I calculate the parameters in a excel sheet I made for this.

The calculations for this parameters a not very difficult.
(I can send the sheet if you want)

But I have to change those every time is switch to another layer.

Implementation as I thought add another field in the net classes
 Topic: How to lock Wires,via's and text
How to lock Wires,via's and text [message #148255] Tue, 13 November 2012 05:06
Eelco Timmer
Messages: 2
Registered: November 2012
Junior Member
Does anyone know if it is posible  to lock wires, via's and text in the board layout.?
This would reduce the risk of exadentaly move parts of the outline of a PCB or move barts of the finisched routing.
Cheers
Eelco Timmer
 Topic: Eagle cross referencing with Electrical drawings
Eagle cross referencing with Electrical drawings [message #148222] Sat, 10 November 2012 09:36
Peter Beykirch
Messages: 1
Registered: November 2012
Junior Member
The function of eagle with automatic mirrors for coils is great and get 90% to what is needed for propper electrical drawings.

What is needed to supliment this is to have a cross referance placed on or next to components which are made of several symbols. ie a prtection relay is easier displayed with the input group and output group seperated but still refering to the same component without the need of a cross referance mirror.
This could be implimented very easily by placing the same referance place holder in the relevant position when designing the symbol/ components.  A example is shown in below with the cross referancing done as described. Please note that this is not eagle but a dedicated electrical cad program
Further to this if the cross referance could be movable by the smash command this would make it eaven better
 Topic: Scaleable schematic symbols
Scaleable schematic symbols [message #148128] Mon, 05 November 2012 12:21
Reid Kersey
Messages: 8
Registered: November 2012
Junior Member
I should be able to scale a symbol, without redrawing the entire thing. This would be useful for when custom libraries are created, and the symbols that are created are just to large or small to work well with the schematic.
 Topic: Labels on a board?
Labels on a board? [message #148065] Thu, 01 November 2012 09:28
Chuck Huber
Messages: 430
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
This may have already been suggested, but it would be nice to be able to
add net labels to a board.

For barebones board (top and bottom copper only), I'd like to put the
labels in copper, while for standard spec boards, I'd like to put them
on a silkscreen.

Thanks,
- Chuck
 Topic: How t ocreate polygon
How t ocreate polygon [message #147944] Tue, 23 October 2012 08:15
Stefan Olsson
Messages: 24
Registered: October 2012
Junior Member
Hi

I have routed my pcb with Router and everything looks fine.

I want to add a heatsinker to some of the pins of a IC by creating a polygon of copper on each side of the PCB close to the IC pin.
I connect these polygons with a number of vias and attach the vias to the IC pin by givign the the vias and copper polygon the
same net name as the IC pin

However the Drc command generate a "drill error" for each of the via's.


1) Create a polygon in copper on both side of the PCB
2) Place a number of vias inside this polygon of copper
3) Set the Net class name of the vias and copper polygon to the same net class name as the pin
4) Run "Drc"

It seems that the copper polygon's have painted copper over the whole of the vias and therefore the error is reported.

How do I avoid this error message ?
Why do the copper polygon paint over the vias ?
Should I instead set the via's at the edge of the copper polygon or is there other ways of doing it ?

Regards
 Topic: Smash should work on dimension
Smash should work on dimension [message #147735] Tue, 02 October 2012 17:46
Matt Compton
Messages: 7
Registered: October 2012
Junior Member
I would like the capability to relocate text generated by the new dimension command
 Topic: support for microstrip RF design
support for microstrip RF design [message #147641] Wed, 26 September 2012 10:17
Todd Elliott
Messages: 1
Registered: September 2012
Junior Member
For the wishlist...

It would be really cool to have eagle support for high-frequency RF design and if possible, the ability to read directly from qucs file formats.  Qucs is open-source, has a text-based file format, and supports simulation of several types of microstrip.  The current types of supported microstrip distributed components and associated equations are described in this link.
http://qucs.sourceforge.net/tech/node74.html

Would also be nice to also be able to click on a 2-port node in the eagle pcb layout, associate a touchstone s-parameter file for each end of the node, and be able to do a frequency / s-parameter plot in dB.  If the associations remained persistent for a design,  then maybe you could even analyze a complete set of nodes  (the entire tx path or rx path for example).

Maybe some tools to synthesize optimal matches in microstrip?

Just some thoughts..
 Topic: Split the Library Tree View in Control Panel
Split the Library Tree View in Control Panel [message #147606] Fri, 21 September 2012 18:06
Bob Starr
Messages: 91
Registered: April 2008
Member
Please consider splitting the library tree into a third view of the
control panel! Splitting the left window pane vertically with the
libraries in their own pane view would be a huge relief. Having to jump
around in the view between projects, libraries, ulps, scr, etc is very
cumbersome.

Regards,

Bob Starr
 Topic: Pricing and buying options for Eagle
Pricing and buying options for Eagle [message #147486] Thu, 13 September 2012 13:23
Danielle Bangle
Messages: 2
Registered: September 2012
Junior Member
You should make buying options much more personalized. Options for Layout+-Schematic+-Autorouter are great but the routing area is where you should make it more customizable.
If possible don't set dimensions but price routing space by square mm. I know you mainly target companies that can afford your packages but this would be great for hobbyists and solo designers.
I would like to be able to purchase the amount of space that I need for my next project without losing my apartment. lol IDK just an idea. It would make certain projects possible for people like myself.
 Topic: ULP manual: Provide resultant output on code examples.
ULP manual: Provide resultant output on code examples. [message #147455] Mon, 10 September 2012 14:18
Chuck Huber
Messages: 430
Registered: October 2004
Senior Member
<html>
<head>

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
</head>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">
Many instances of example code are provided in the ULP manual.&nbsp;
However, no resultant output is provided that demonstrates a
particular function.&nbsp; One example is in the documentation of
strsub().&nbsp; The example code reads:<br>
<blockquote><b>Example</b><br>
<tt>string s = "This is a string";<br>
string t = strsub(s, 4, 7);<br>
printf("The extracted substring is: %s\n", t);</tt><br>
</blockquote>
Added to this should be something on the order of:<br>
<blockquote>Prints:<br>
<tt>The extracted substring is:&nbsp; is a s</tt><br>
</blockquote>
Many functions could use this.&nbsp; strstr(), strsplit(), etc.<br>
<br>
Enjoy,<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - Chuck<br>
</body>
</html>
 Topic: Internal Text Editor - Manual and Help rewording
Internal Text Editor - Manual and Help rewording [message #147441] Sat, 08 September 2012 19:40
warrenbrayshaw
Messages: 1212
Registered: January 2010
Location: New Zealand
Senior Member
Some rewording of the HELP and Manual is required to clarify the abilities
of the Text Editor

(1) The manual states that the internal text editor saves using UTF-8.
(2) The HELP for the 'Text Editor' suggests that all input must be ASCII.

Stating in the Manual that UTF-8 encoding is used is misleading as it
implies the editor can accept characters other than the 127 ASCII characters
which it cannot.
(Please advise if this is achievable and how are they entered from a
keyboard)

It appears the editor can:
(1) Open and display correctly ASCII and UTF-8 symbols
(2) Delete ASCII and UTF-8 symbols
(3) Add only ASCII
(4) Save ASCII and UTF-8 symbols


So if the above is correct I suggest the manual is amended to say .

The Text Editor can open UTF-8 encoded files and will display any UTF-8
symbols it contains.
Saved files are UTF-8 encoded.
Any input into the editor can only be from the 127 Character ASCII set
(control characters excluded).

The HELP needs updating as well as it appears to date from a time before the
addition of UTF-8 processing
<quote>
"The text must be a pure ASCII file and must not contain any control codes"
</endquote>

Warren

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