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Question about placing resistors with Eagle ?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by nws, Jul 29, 2003.

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  1. nws

    nws Guest

    I have several beginners' questions regarding using Eagle pcb
    program.

    (I am working on A pcb board layout design without a schematic.)

    When adding a resistor, is it possible to incease the size
    between its terminals ?

    When placing IC 's does it make any difference if I add the actual
    part or just add the package type ?

    My pcb is a simple breadboard with metal strips on one side. This
    means I have to cut-out the metal strips at various locations
    especially when placing components along these strips. Is there
    a way to denote cuts in the metal strips ?
     
  2. David Harmon

    David Harmon Guest

    No, sorry. The Eagle library named "rcl" contains a whole series of
    resistors you can choose from that differ only in the distance
    between the terminals. Since you are not using a schematic, I
    suppose you may as well just place two pads where ever you like.
    In the long run it makes a huge difference if you want to be able to
    understand your schematic. Since you are doing a board layout only
    at this point, I suppose it doesn't make any difference. You are
    missing out on the greater part of the power of a PCB CAD package
    like Eagle.
    I heard somewhere about a software package intended to help with
    "veroboard" type bread boarding layouts. Eagle isn't it. Eagle is
    mainly intended for people who will be making custom printed circuit
    boards.

    I suggest posting your Eagle questions to sci.electronics.cad
     
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