Tutorial 2 for Eagle: Printed Circuit Board Layout

In this second tutorial on CadSoft Eagle, I will present you how to flip your schematic into a board layout that you can get made! Especially, I will go over section layout, automatic and guide routing, layer and grid controls, ULPs, ground pours, web classes, and much extra!

Enjoy the 1st episode if you have not presently: http://www.youtube.com/observe?v=1AXwjZoyNno

Understand extra and down load the supporting materials for this layout on my internet site: http://www.jeremyblum.com/2012/07/06/tutorial-2-for-cadsoft-eagle-printed-circuit-board-layout

All Eagle Tutorial case in point materials are obtainable on my GitHub as nicely: https://github.com/sciguy14/Eagle-Tutorial-Collection

This tutorial has been built probable with assistance from CadSoft and element14. Understand extra about Cadsoft Eagle right here: http://www.element14.com/cadsoft

You can down load CadSoft Eagle right here: http://www.cadsoftusa.com/

You can down load the Adafruit Eagle Library that I employed in this tutorial right here: https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-Eagle-Library

If you can’t hold out to learn extra about utilizing Eagle, Sparkfun has an superb series of created tutorials that you can check out out right here: http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/108


49 Replies to “Tutorial 2 for Eagle: Printed Circuit Board Layout”

  1. Great video. taught me a lot about Eagle. on a steep earning curve. Can you let me know how to create a circular pcb please? I've learned how to alter shape and size and its very convoluted. I need a 2.5 inch diameter circular board.

  2. I'm making a simple board, and I don't want to make a schematic for it due to its simplicity. I can't seem to figure out how to connect pads together. How is this done so that the routes from pad to pad are not exposed, only the pads exposed?

  3. This is actually pretty good tutorial, but really, making LED flasher on this big board with 6 vias.. is not really necessary and mandatory for this type of tutorial.. also using autorouter. Well, but someone may find it useful, but for me, it is not a really helpful and good tutorial, as i work in eagle for a quite a while now.

  4. great tutorial…plz drop the audio level on the intro music at least in future videos. When I have you confrotable vol from 3ft away (couch to coffee table) it gets distractingly to annoyingly loud when the intro music comes on. the high pitch plus volume makes me almost close the browser window due to headake but. Ask youself …do you really want your intro music coming through like a screaming commercial that interrupts dinner if try to watch the news?

  5. I cant seem to find any information on creating a four layer board with a ground plane and power plane in the middle and signal layers on the outside, are there any readings you suggest or other tutorials?

  6. When you did the INITIAL autoroute, it was able to make some vias for some of the nets, but it didn't do that one via for the ground, and you had to manually add some VIAs to the ground pour.. Why? I'd have thought it would make at least the minimum 2 ground VIAs automatically, knowing it had to connect the 2 parts of the GND net??

  7. Good video for beginners Jeremy.

    I am watching your videos to increase the slope of the learning curve as I just bought EagleCad. A little disclaimer: I am a Member of the Technical Staff at a major corporation and have 30,000+ hours experience with PCBs and related SI, PI, , PDN, and the aspect that is the most important, but 1 in 200 EE's actually are competent in: noise reduction/mitigation.

    For beginners, follow Jeremy's tricks and tips here. He gives a great tutorial for the newbie. However, as you get more experience start studying up on a little theory on PCB physics. An excellent book to start with is PCB Design for Real-World EMI Control, by Bruce R. Achambeault. Ohh for those that don't think that EMI control is relevant for hobbyist work? Wait until you try to solder a completed Bluetooth module on your hobby board and you scratch your head wondering why its max range is 1.5 feet.

    FYI Jeremy. I have instructed every EE and PCB designer in my sector to cease and desist from ever using the autorouter. It is crap and will never produce results as good as a trained human brain can. But for beginners it will probably do a better job than they would, so I understand the use in this video.

    One more thing, and I don't mean to be critical, but the industry standard for those yellow lines is "guides", not "airwires". Everytime you called them "airwires" I got a facial tick. LOL

    But seriously, nice video for people that have never touched a PCB in their lives. Good video for even well seasoned people like me that use more complex tools such as Mentor Graphics and Cadence Design Suite. Not here to learn routing techniques. Hell, I teach them as part of my job description. I am here to get the quick notes on "Getting Started". I really don't want to spend 2-3 days learning all the nuances of EagleCad, and you have taught this seasoned professional all he needed to know to get up quick on the learning curve in a little over an hour. For that I am grateful.

    I tip my hat to you. You will go far and high young man. Indeed.

  8. Jeremy, I have used other software to work with pcb, and now I am going to use Eagle… You did a great job with these tutorials. It is just one of the best procedures I found in the internet, not just about the content, but about the way you did it. Congrats, and keep going!!!

  9. more reasonable size??? this is how you do when you make a pcb? if I want 5inch x 5 inch how I do? I cant find anywhere on the internet where we can setup de board dimensions and change from inch to mm

  10. Why is ch12-1220lf (battery holder) not included in the board diagram ?as opposed to the battery cr1220. Don't we want to see the holder on the board when it comes back from the pcbmaker?

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