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Need Eagle CAM help
« on: June 15, 2009, 11:59:40 PM »
I created a schematic and board now and would like to use the eagle cam processor to produce a prototype.  The problem is I have no Idea what I'm doing.  The board I designed is attached as a pdf.

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Re: Need Eagle CAM help
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 12:17:15 AM »
can you upload he actual brd file? ill have a go at rendering it.
i always seem to have trouble rendering but it may just be my files :-\
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Re: Need Eagle CAM help
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009, 05:06:36 AM »
Sonictj,

I had to do the same thing for my board when I sent out the order at BatchPCB. I looked at their FAQ and over the Sparkfun tutorials and in the end I just run the Sparkfun's cam processor file which created all the files needed for me. I zipped the files, uploaded to the site and the board passed the DRC bot scan without problems.
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Re: Need Eagle CAM help
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 07:18:04 AM »
Here is the board file.

*EDIT:  I looked over the spark fun eagle tutorial and I fixed my problems.
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Re: Need Eagle CAM help
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 03:06:14 PM »
what were you doing wrong?

WAIT: just to get this straight you were trying to render a 3d image right?
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Re: Need Eagle CAM help
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009, 03:10:20 PM »
I just didn't know how to generate the Gerber files.  I was unfamiliar with the CAM portion of Eagle.

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Re: Need Eagle CAM help
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009, 03:56:07 PM »
ahh ok, ill have a look over that tutorial sometime and see if it covers 3D rendering.
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Re: Need Eagle CAM help
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 07:17:10 AM »
Just for reference:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/electronics_Eagle_export_tutorial.shtml

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Re: Need Eagle CAM help
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009, 01:11:44 AM »
ive tried that tutorial over and over but i cant seem to ever get it to work!
eventually i just give up :-\ i can make the files but they don't open?
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Re: Need Eagle CAM help
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009, 04:58:56 AM »
ive tried that tutorial over and over but i cant seem to ever get it to work!
eventually i just give up :-\ i can make the files but they don't open?
you don't need to open them, just zip 'em up and send 'em to the board fab house :P

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Re: Need Eagle CAM help
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2009, 05:44:41 AM »
i was referring to the 3d rendering but meh... misunderstood the link :P
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Re: Need Eagle CAM help
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2009, 10:52:34 AM »
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you don't need to open them, just zip 'em up and send 'em to the board fab house Tongue

I would recommend a Gerber viewing program so that you can confirm everything is OK first.  A free DFM from Advanced Circuits is also advisable.

 


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