EAGLE Pad shape

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by parklol, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. parklol

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    Hi everyone,

    How to draw a elliptic pad that has a elliptic via in Eagle. I tried many ways, but they did not seem right. Thank you.
     
  2. BMorse

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    You will most likely have to design the pad yourself if you can not modify existing ones... use the library editor to create/modify components.
     
  3. mcgyvr

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    Ditch Eagle and use Diptrace.. :)
    An elliptical pad in diptrace is so simple to create.. Place a pad and edit pad properties, select ellipse as the shape and define the height and width. Done
     
  4. nerdegutta

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    How about using a TestPad?

    Library: testpad -> TP -> TPPAD1-13Y
     
  5. JMac3108

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    I don't think you can do this in Eagle. I tried but was unable to figure out how. If you figure out a way, please post it here. Thanks.

    BTW, I was using a thru-hole part (2.5mm power jack) that had a rectangular pin. I wanted to make either a rectangular or eliptical hole. I was not able to do this and was forced to use a round hole that was big enough for the largest dimention of the pin.
     
  6. mcgyvr

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    Good..
    You NEVER want a rectangular through hole in a PCB.. Most PCB manufacturers won't even make it.. Others will just charge you a fortune for it. Same with obround/slots
     
  7. kubeek

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    Look in con-jack library, they do it with an oblong pad and milling the inside to get an oval.
     
  8. JMac3108

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    Mcgyvr,
    Of course I meant an approximately rectangluar hole - obviously it has a radius due to using drills :D
     
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