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Offline karoru

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Re: Why is eagle cad soft so painful to use?
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2016, 06:00:06 pm »
One thing I'd like to see in Eagle that would make it much easier to use for average beginner is easier addition of components. Some kind of wizard, I want to create new part, I choose name of part, package, names of pins (and maybe some basic ability to put them on left/right in vanilla rectangular symbol) and it creates symbol, footprint and so on for me and adds it to my default library. I'm not so new to Eagle and still I have to read documentation again every time I want to add some random DIP8 IC to the library.
 

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Re: Why is eagle cad soft so painful to use?
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2016, 06:09:48 pm »
One thing I'd like to see in Eagle that would make it much easier to use for average beginner is easier addition of components. Some kind of wizard, I want to create new part, I choose name of part, package, names of pins (and maybe some basic ability to put them on left/right in vanilla rectangular symbol) and it creates symbol, footprint and so on for me and adds it to my default library. I'm not so new to Eagle and still I have to read documentation again every time I want to add some random DIP8 IC to the library.

Most CAD tools really fall down at the documentation side of things. With Eagle, about the only part a Wizard would be actually helpful for is a BGA package. Give me a footprint drawing, and I can punch out most packages (even high pin count) in a matter of a few minutes. It's only because I actually know the tool and the tricks, which would be communicated in good documentation, but that's a rare thing.
 

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Re: Why is eagle cad soft so painful to use?
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2016, 06:54:07 pm »
With Eagle, about the only part a Wizard would be actually helpful for is a BGA package.
You can use a ULP for generating complex parts: make-symbol-device-package-bsdl.ulp
It reads the BSDL file many manufacturers provide and generates the package, the symbol and conects them in the device. You only need to enter the package type and dimensions.
I find it rather easy in Eagle to generate new parts.
 

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Re: Why is eagle cad soft so painful to use?
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2016, 07:28:25 pm »
With Eagle, about the only part a Wizard would be actually helpful for is a BGA package.
You can use a ULP for generating complex parts: make-symbol-device-package-bsdl.ulp
It reads the BSDL file many manufacturers provide and generates the package, the symbol and conects them in the device. You only need to enter the package type and dimensions.
I find it rather easy in Eagle to generate new parts.

I've never needed to do a BGA footprint, but thanks for pointing that out. So in essence someone already made a 'wizard' script for it  :-DD nice!
 

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Re: Why is eagle cad soft so painful to use?
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2016, 08:41:59 pm »
I've never made a standard footprint in eagle, they're already there.
Only connectors and fancy parts.
 


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