Autodesk EAGLE PCB Software

Autodesk’s EAGLE PCB Design Software makes PCB prototyping easy and straightforward.

EAGLE = Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor
  1. Up to 999 circuit diagrams, 16 layers, unlimited PCB area
  2. Free tech support
  3. Free access to libraries
  4. Free ULP scripts to modify EAGLE software
  5. Windows (64-bit), Mac and Linux compatibility
Autodesk offers different packages of their PCB Design Software, such as EAGLE Standard and EAGLE Premium. Undergrads, teachers, instructors and accredited educational institutions can download a free version of EAGLE.

EAGLE PCB Design Software (Commercial Use)

Whether you are working on your own or in a team, an EAGLE subscription comes with a wide range of benefits:

  1. Immediate access to software updates
  2. Work from home, at the office, and during commuting
  3. Comprehensive tech support
  4. Easy to install, easy user admin

EAGLE Standard includes:
  1. 99 schematic sheets
  2. 4 signal layers
  3. 160 cm2 board area
EAGLE Premium includes:
  1. 999 schematic sheets
  2. 16 signal layers
  3. unlimited board areas

EAGLE PCB Design Freeware (Education & Training)

EAGLE software is freely available to undergrads, teachers, instructors and accredited educational institutions.
  1. PCB design software for non-commercial use (courses, vocational training, professional development, secondary education, workshops, and R & D)
  2. Includes 2 schematic sheets, 2 signal layers, and 80 cm2 board area
  3. Term of 3 years


EAGLE. PCB Design Made Easy.

Designing PCBs and circuit diagrams requires a wide range of tools. This is why Autodesk’s EAGLE software comprises different features that include Circuit Diagram Editor, Layout Editor, Routing Engine and a component library. Key aspects of both Circuit Diagram and Layout Editor are outlined below.

Circuit Diagram Editor
Realise your ideas using effective workflows and easy-to-use EAGLE tools.

  1. Multi-page circuit diagrams map the connectivity across sheets, allowing you to organise and manage large and complex projects without hassle.
  2. Electrical Rule Checks (ECR) make sure your circuit diagrams are electrically consistent prior to PCB fabrication.
  3. Real-time synchronisation: circuit diagrams and PCB layouts are automatically updated with any ongoing alterations. Means you can skip this step and keep focussing on the PCB design.
  4. New: modular design allows unlimited reuse of components across different projects.

PCB Layout Editor
Expand the design process benefitting from the easy-to-use layout tools that come with the PCB editor. Allows you to tackle complex projects without having to budget for extra time and resources.

  1. Switch between and manage different component versions in projects using a common basic layout. Means you don’t need to start each design from scratch.
  2. High-Speed Design keeps you on top of the latest design technology, giving you access to DDR4, PCI Express, USB-C and other tools.
  3. Focus entirely on your project, and use the Design Rule Check option to make sure your design meets the agreed requirements.

New Layout Editor features:
  1. The new Routing Engine speeds up PCB layout design significantly.
  2. BGA Fanout supports quick signal escape routing, even in BGA assemblies with densely packed pins.
  3. Both, the Select and Edit/Process feature have been simplified. From now on, it’s you who decides how to select, group and work on your designs.

Additional EAGLE Software features
  1. Only one mouse click needed to convert PCB layouts into MCAD-compatible file formats that can be forwarded to machine tools. 3D models and STEP files help you streamline processes.
  2. Download User Language Programs (ULP) scripts to boost your design tools. Alternatively, write your own scripts and modify the software according to your needs.
  3. Takes one mouse click only to send your layouts to a manufacturing service, making sure you get your PCBs assembled in time.

Videos

The video clip demonstrates how to use EAGLE Software to design a complex circuit diagram, aided by a hierarchical layer setup that outlines your project in a clear and neat way.

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