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Re: Future of stand-alone Eagle on Linux
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2021, 10:43:15 pm »
Then you had the "Thermals" option un-selected in the definition of the ground polygon, right? That would cause the pad to be fully connected to the ground plane (which makes it hard to solder by hand).

SMD board and reflow.  Actually with leaded solder, I have had no problem soldering to pads without thermals.  I am quite familiar with the pour options, priorities, making multiple polygons to change properties on a board (e.g., some polygons with thermals and others without), and DRC.  Been using Eagle since 3.x.

The example I gave, however, is the first time I have used plated slots.

EDIT: FIxed typo DRG --> DRC
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Re: Future of stand-alone Eagle on Linux
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2021, 10:58:29 pm »
Sure. Eagle library attached.
Thanks. This construct generates a ton of Dimension DRC errors. And it does not look like there is a way to exclude that part from the check.

But this match PCBWay description of how to get plated slots - any dimension outline going through copper would result in plating.

Another thing that came to mind. I just looked at USB C connectors I have that match this land pattern, but the though hole mounting lugs only go about half way through 1.6 mm PCB. Is this what everyone uses? Or there are different connectors?
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Re: Future of stand-alone Eagle on Linux
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2021, 11:56:12 pm »
The DRC errors are due to layer 20 (dimension) being special. I created a new package with the slots on layer 46 (milling) and the DRC errors are gone. Reply #14 has the updated library. The new package is USB_C_16PIN_MIL.

I typically use 0.8 mm PCB for anything with USB C. The tabs are very close to flush with the bottom. Solder from the top with the mighty Metcal.
 

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Re: Future of stand-alone Eagle on Linux
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2021, 12:00:31 am »
Were the slots made here:



done the same way?  They look connected to the GND pour, which is probably what one usually wants.

If they are not connected, then I will also use the milling layer.  The advantage is that the Dimension layer is what I believe JLCPCB wants and, as you say, it is already include in that CAM file.

They are connected to the ground pour because the copper/dimension distance is set to 8 mil. Anything more and it would not be connected.

 

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Re: Future of stand-alone Eagle on Linux
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2021, 11:31:31 pm »
They might not be compatible with more reently made eagle files, but if I recall correctly there are still installers available for download online for eagle as it was before autodesk bought it and before it required activation upon install. This goes for the free 2 layer area limited version anyway.
 

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Re: Future of stand-alone Eagle on Linux
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2021, 05:15:30 am »
They might not be compatible with more reently made eagle files, but if I recall correctly there are still installers available for download online for eagle as it was before autodesk bought it and before it required activation upon install. This goes for the free 2 layer area limited version anyway.

That is correct. Autodesk continues to provide installers for the non-subscription versions from Eagle 6.6 to 7.7 here.

But you can no longer obtain new license keys to run any of these legacy versions in any mode beyond the free two-layer, 100*80 mm² limited version. So these downloads will only be useful if you own an older license, or can get by with the capabilities of the free version.

Edit: For clarity -- Eagle has required "activation upon install" forever, with the limited free/demo mode being the only exception. The big change Autodesk made was the transition the the subscription model, i.e. "reactivation every 30 days".
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