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Bounds [message #170098] Sun, 19 March 2017 02:32 Go to next message
Glenn Jones
Messages: 73
Registered: January 2005
Member
Hi, Eagle keeps insisting that when I goto move a component it is out of
bounds. No matter when I place it I get that ******* beep. How do I get
Eagle to show me where the current bounds are?
Re: Bounds [message #170100 is a reply to message #170098] Sun, 19 March 2017 03:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Wellington
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Registered: January 2010
Senior Member
Try placing things above and to the right of the origin mark. There are a couple different versions of EAGLE with different size limitations, so depending upon which version you have, the bounds will be different. I always start by drawing a rectangle around the size that I want. That may help you...
Re: Bounds [message #170101 is a reply to message #170098] Sun, 19 March 2017 03:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
warrenbrayshaw
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Registered: January 2010
Location: New Zealand
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On 19/03/2017 3:32 p.m., Glenn Jones wrote:
> Hi, Eagle keeps insisting that when I goto move a component it is out of
> bounds. No matter when I place it I get that ******* beep. How do I get
> Eagle to show me where the current bounds are?
>
Hi

You can have Eagle show you your design boundaries but you need to set
that up for yourself.

The boundaries depend on the version and edition of eagle you have.
Prior to version 8 they were fixed width and height but now with v8 you
are restricted to an area and you set the desired height and width in
the settings, staying under the area restriction.

I'll attach a library to give you an idea for an approach.
This library only has one package, as an example. It is for 100mm wide x
80mm high. Just ADD that package to the board at the origin of the board
editor and that's the valid area for the free versions prior to v8. It's
drawn on the un-routed layer as there is only a low chance that that
layer would be included in any gerber or documentation files.

As a practice you could make the next most common size 160mm x 100mm

I expect for v8 you will need to set the desired size prior to
commencing the board and build a package guide for that size.

You can also turn off the beep in the settings.
Options > Set > Misc > Beep

HTH
Warren




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Re: Bounds [message #170147 is a reply to message #170101] Sun, 26 March 2017 19:59 Go to previous message
Glenn Jones
Messages: 73
Registered: January 2005
Member
On 3/18/2017 11:42 PM, warrenbrayshaw wrote:
> On 19/03/2017 3:32 p.m., Glenn Jones wrote:
>> Hi, Eagle keeps insisting that when I goto move a component it is out of
>> bounds. No matter when I place it I get that ******* beep. How do I get
>> Eagle to show me where the current bounds are?
>>
> Hi
>
> You can have Eagle show you your design boundaries but you need to set
> that up for yourself.
>
> The boundaries depend on the version and edition of eagle you have.
> Prior to version 8 they were fixed width and height but now with v8 you
> are restricted to an area and you set the desired height and width in
> the settings, staying under the area restriction.
>
> I'll attach a library to give you an idea for an approach.
> This library only has one package, as an example. It is for 100mm wide x
> 80mm high. Just ADD that package to the board at the origin of the board
> editor and that's the valid area for the free versions prior to v8. It's
> drawn on the un-routed layer as there is only a low chance that that
> layer would be included in any gerber or documentation files.
>
> As a practice you could make the next most common size 160mm x 100mm
>
> I expect for v8 you will need to set the desired size prior to
> commencing the board and build a package guide for that size.
>
> You can also turn off the beep in the settings.
> Options > Set > Misc > Beep
>
> HTH
> Warren

Thank You I will give that a try going forward.
Part of my issue turned out to be that I was still using freeware
license even though I thought I activated my V8 std license.

Glenn
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