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Designing Double Sided PCBs in EAgleCAD
« on: March 03, 2009, 09:56:51 AM »
I want to design a PCB that is double sided and uses SMDs. Meaning I want to be able to solder on SMD resistors to on the top side but also want to solder on different resistors on the other side - to save space.

How can I make this double sided board in EagleCAD?
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Re: Designing Double Sided PCBs in EAgleCAD
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 10:28:58 AM »
In Eagle, in "board view" (where you design the PCB), select the "i" tool (the tool that brings up the "properties" dialog) and click on the resistor you want on the other side of the board, check "mirrored" and that's it!

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Re: Designing Double Sided PCBs in EAgleCAD
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 10:43:43 AM »
In Eagle, in "board view" (where you design the PCB), select the "i" tool (the tool that brings up the "properties" dialog) and click on the resistor you want on the other side of the board, check "mirrored" and that's it!
thanks!  ;D

also quick question about Eagle
I want to rotate a part on the PCB to 30 degrees, but it seems like I can only rotate components in increments of 90 degrees. Know how to rotate the part to a different angle?
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Re: Designing Double Sided PCBs in EAgleCAD
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 12:29:55 PM »
At the top of the design page you've got a text box where you can type a command.
Enter this:

Code: [Select]
rotate r30 'IC1'

where "IC1" is the name of your component.

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Re: Designing Double Sided PCBs in EAgleCAD
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009, 12:38:27 PM »
where did you learn all of this? Is there some online resource?

thanks a tremendous amount!
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Re: Designing Double Sided PCBs in EAgleCAD
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 12:46:52 PM »
That information came right of Eagle's help file: try the "Help" menu at the top of the application windows.

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Re: Designing Double Sided PCBs in EAgleCAD
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2009, 03:14:49 PM »
Hi,

The rotate command can be used in several ways, like "rotate r27" and then click on all the components that you want to rotate 27 degrees. A great relief if many components has to be rotated.
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