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[DPRG] Eagle Soft

Subject: [DPRG] Eagle Soft
From: Leroy Isbell leroy at 3dmasters.net
Date: Sat Jan 16 15:45:46 CST 2010

Hello All,

Has anyone here used this software and make a PCB board with a CNC mill?

Let me know I have a Sherline 5400 and PCB bits ready to build a circuit for
it.

 

Thank you,

Leroy

 

 

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Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2010 1:34 PM
To: dprglist at dprg.org
Subject: Re: [DPRG] First attempt at PCBs

 

Scott,

 

Just a few ideas from someone with some experience.

 

Advanced circuits offers a nice design rule check for free.

www.freedfm.com  This is pretty handy since Eagle does not include a Gerber
Viewer.

 

In many cases, helpful thing to do is to print a 1X scale rendition of your
board and verify components fit properly and you have clearance between
components. I have skipped that step a number of times and been burned. 

 

Verify connectivity of all of your nets using Eyeball (Show?) command. Real
handy to have a large monitor or dual monitor computer where you can view
schematic and board at same time as you light up each net.

 

I seemed to have more problems with getting everything connected on power
and ground busses when I first got started.

 

I you are using copper pour make sure your isolation distance is not set to
low -- if producing a board without solder mask, in this case I find it a
real pain to remove solder bridges. 

 

Double check library parts have correct pinouts... (most all do).

 

Ron

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