Video: Learning Eagle CAD Part 2

This week we are continuing on with our multi-part series where [Jack] shows you how to use Eagle CAD. This video continues where last week’s video left off by showing how to create a custom part and how to use the schematic editor. If you haven’t seen last week’s video, you can find it here. Also, check out our youtube channel where we have uploaded several supplementary videos that go into further detail about many of the tools that are commonly used in the schematic editor. After watching these videos, you should have all of the knowledge that you need to start designing the schematic portion of a circuit board.

This is a fairly long video, clocking in at about 25 minutes, so be prepared to dedicate a chunk of time.

7 thoughts on “Video: Learning Eagle CAD Part 2

  1. Ok folks. Enough of the KiCAD, OrCAD, PADS, EAGLE, GerberCreatorThingie fight. YES, some of you have opted to go for the KiCAD route, others EAGLE, still fewer of you something else. Thats fine.

    Hackaday, through Jack, is giving a help series on EAGLE at the moment. Lets comment on what we want Jack to do next (and yes suggesting a KiCAD tutorial is fine) or make THIS series better.

  2. When you have multiple pins with the same name, you should use an @ symbol instead of adding a number at the end of the name.

    For example : GND@1 and GND@2 instead of GND1 and GND2.

    If you don’t proceed like this, you’ll have problems when using the polygon tool. If you create a polygon called GND, it won’t connect to GND1 or GND2 pins… but it will automatically connect to GND@1 and GND@2 !

    1. Tip: Use Net (the little gray wire with things coming out) instead of Wire. It will automatically insert junctions.

      Request: Jack, can you show us some of the finer points on working with power and ground planes? Those can be tricky to do but will aid in professional board manufacture so that not as much etch solution is needed. Unfortunately for the home folk this means more of a mask though.

  3. One improvement would be to record at 1080p resolution, instead of recording at higher res and scaling down. Of course using your screen at non-native resolution is bit PITA, but it would make text etc much more readable for viewers.

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