EagleCAD nuances – schematics

Preamble

EagleCAD can have a bit of a steep learning curve, especially for those who have never used a CAD package before. Even if you are familiar with CAD there may be a few finer points that become gotchas after using Eagle for a while…

Note that this article covers schematics only. For board layout issues, see Using EagleCAD – board layout

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What a Cad!

Preamble

Need some PCB design software? Well you have a few options, free and not free. These are KiCAD, CadSoft Eagle and Novarm DipTrace or Altium respectively. The full Altium package costs around $15000. There is, obviously AutoCAD, but which hobbist has money for that? Although there is AutoCAD 360, which is free. However, which one is right for you?

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