Eagle CAD

by gaussmarkov

Cadsoft Eagle LogoTo design my circuit boards, I use the freeware version of the Eagle Layout Editor by CadSoft Computer GmbH. The software is located in the download area of their site.

I give an introduction to Eagle under the category Eagle CAD. For convenience, here is a list of the posts:

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20 Responses to “Eagle CAD”

  1. Audioguy said:

    You had a setup file for Eagle that added some scripts and put the libraries where they need to go… is that still available? I did a reinstall and now Im missing the script to make PCBs.



    Posted 25.08.2007 at 12:56 pm

  2. gaussmarkov said:

    I should’ve added that the libraries in that setup file are out of date. Once you have them in place and everything is working, please update using the compressed file linked on the “Libraries” page.

    Posted 25.08.2007 at 4:13 pm

  3. gaussmarkov said:

    It’s been so long since I updated that I was feeling guilty about making it available. The latest version is still at this location: http://gaussmarkov.net/eagle/gm-eagle-setup.exe

    So if it was good for you before, it still is! 😀 … I really should update that thing. 😉

    Posted 25.08.2007 at 4:10 pm

  4. Audioguy said:

    Got it! Without the scripts you have in there Eagle isnt much good to me!

    Thanks for everything!

    Posted 26.08.2007 at 11:06 am

  5. ratz4 said:

    hello have you ever used Eagle3D and or POV Ray to render to circuit boards?

    Posted 03.04.2008 at 9:36 pm

  6. ratz4 said:

    hello have you played around with Eagle3D and POV Ray to render circuits in 3D?

    Posted 03.04.2008 at 9:38 pm

  7. gaussmarkov said:

    i played around with povray 6 or 7 years ago, but i wasn’t into circuits yet. i know about the ability to use eagle with povray, but i have never followed up with it.

    at the time, it looked like i would have to build up my own 3d components library and i did not want to spend the time on it.

    have you used the comibnation?

    Posted 04.04.2008 at 6:30 am

  8. Deidre said:


    Can you update the link for the gm-setup file again? 🙂


    Posted 19.07.2008 at 3:13 am

  9. gaussmarkov said:

    hmm. the link is still good. but for some reason it can take more than one try to work. must be some server side problem.

    Posted 19.07.2008 at 3:32 am

  10. gaussmarkov said:

    no, wait. it’s the period at the end of the url that’s messing it up.

    Posted 19.07.2008 at 3:33 am

  11. gaussmarkov said:

    ok. it’s fixed. there was actually no link. wordpress recognizes urls in text and automatically creates links for them. except, wordpress isn’t smart enough to avoid punctuation. 🙂

    Posted 19.07.2008 at 3:35 am

  12. Deidre said:

    yep, got them! Many thanks! 🙂

    Posted 19.07.2008 at 4:32 pm

  13. rnfr said:

    can you tell me how to increase trace size in eagle. i’m having a hell of time. any info would be great. feel free to email. the site is great!




    Posted 25.08.2008 at 9:05 am

  14. gaussmarkov said:

    if you type “ch width” into the command line, you will get a choice of widths for the traces. after that if you click on a trace it will change to that width and all subsequent traces will have that width.

    also, when you are running traces, you can see the current width displayed in the toolbar. you can change the width in that box.

    Posted 25.08.2008 at 9:40 am

  15. beep said:

    Do you perhaps know how to export gerber 274-x files using mm instead of inches? for some reason i cannot seem to do it.


    Posted 30.03.2009 at 2:14 pm

  16. Nicko said:

    Hi gauss! Nice detail! I was just wondering… How do you compile the schematic, layout, parts list and PnP into a single PDF file?

    Posted 09.06.2009 at 1:45 pm

  17. Семен said:

    Действительно Хорошую информацию трудно добыть. (А сделать с ней что-нибудь – ещё труднее) 🙂

    Posted 11.11.2009 at 6:57 pm

  18. gaussmarkov said:

    Да, это верно.

    Posted 12.11.2009 at 1:14 pm

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