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Creating Custom PCBs with CadSoft EAGLE

Video Description

In this Creating Custom PCBs with CadSoft EAGLE training course, expert author Dave Young will teach you how to create custom printed circuit boards with CadSoft EAGLE. This course is designed for users that are familiar with completing hand-drawn schematics, however no PCB layout experience is required.

You will start by learning how to place existing components on a schematic, then jump into downloading libraries and creating custom components in your own library. From there, Dave will teach you how to complete and review a schematic, create a new PCB and place components, and how to route the PCB. This video training course will also cover reviewing and polishing the PCB, gerber generation, and ordering bare PCBs and professionally-assembled PCBs. Finally, you will review completed PCBs and PCBAs, as well as learn useful ULPS.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will have learned everything you need to know to create your own custom PCBs with CadSoft EAGLE. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction And Course Overview 00:00:55
    2. What Are PCBs 00:00:36
    3. PCB Board 00:02:31
    4. Getting Started With Eagle With The End In Mind 00:03:17
    5. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  2. Getting Started With A Schematic And Eagle-Included Components
    1. Getting Started With A Schematic And Eagle- Included Components 00:00:24
    2. Starting A New Project 00:02:56
    3. Placing Existing Components On A Schematic 00:07:12
    4. Connecting Component Pins With Nets And Net Names 00:04:39
  3. Downloading Libraries And Creating Custom Components In Your Own Library
    1. Downloading Libraries And Creating Custom Components In Your Own Library 00:00:20
    2. A Close Look At Components And Eagle's Organization Method 00:09:02
    3. Downloading A Library From The Internet 00:06:26
    4. Creating A Custom Schematic Symbol 00:09:47
    5. Creating A Custom PCB Package 00:12:15
    6. Creating A Custom Device And Adding It To A Schematic 00:04:15
    7. Copying A Component Into A Library 00:05:25
  4. Completing And Reviewing A Schematic
    1. Completing And Reviewing A Schematic 00:00:30
    2. Setting Up A Schematic For Capture 00:03:57
    3. A Review Of The Commonly Used Schematic Editor Tools 00:09:27
    4. Placing Key Components And Making Initial Connections 00:05:28
    5. Completing All Connections 00:06:46
    6. Reviewing The Schematic's Pinouts 00:06:03
    7. Reviewing The Connections And Fixing Aesthetics 00:04:48
    8. Running Electronic Rule Check (ERC) 00:02:43
  5. Creating A New PCB And Placing Components
    1. Creating A New PCB And Placing Components 00:00:23
    2. A Review Of The Commonly Used PCB Layout Editor Tools 00:08:54
    3. Setting Up The Board File And Outline 00:03:39
    4. Loading And Explaining A Set Of Design Rules 00:07:04
    5. Component Placement Strategies And Mechanical Considerations 00:04:09
    6. Sensitive Component Placement 00:02:09
    7. Completing Component Placement Part - 1 00:07:55
    8. Completing Component Placement Part - 2 00:04:16
    9. Grounding And Creating A Copper Pour 00:06:00
  6. Routing The PCB
    1. Routing The PCB 00:00:15
    2. Routing Setup, Routing A Net, And Ripping It Up 00:04:34
    3. Manual PCB Trace Routing Part - 1 00:11:59
    4. Manual PCB Trace Routing Part - 2 00:05:55
    5. Complete PCB Routing 00:09:21
  7. Reviewing And Polishing The PCB
    1. Reviewing And Polishing The PCB 00:00:27
    2. Intro To The Manual Review Process 00:02:10
    3. Datasheet Review Of The Components 00:05:40
    4. Review Mechanicals, Grounding, And Critical Signals 00:04:11
    5. Review And Fix The Silkscreen 00:04:12
    6. Setting Up And Running Design Rule Check (DRC) 00:05:16
    7. Creating A Paper Doll 00:03:45
    8. PCB Paper Doll 00:02:22
  8. Gerber Generation And Review
    1. Gerber Generation And Review 00:00:33
    2. What Are Gerbers And How To Use Eagle's Cam Tool 00:02:23
    3. Creating Gerber Files 00:06:21
    4. Review Gerbers With Gerbv 00:04:20
    5. Advanced Circuit's Free DFM Tool 00:04:26
  9. Ordering Bare PCBs And Professionally-Assembled PCBs
    1. Ordering Bare PCBs And Professionally-Assembled PCBs 00:00:25
    2. Placing A Bare PCB Order 00:03:57
    3. Creating PCBA Documentation For A Contract Manufacturer 00:06:29
    4. Quoting A PCBA Order Part - 1 00:04:17
    5. Quoting A PCBA Order Part - 2 00:01:24
    6. Quoting A PCBA Order Part - 3 00:01:51
  10. Review Of Completed PCBs And PCBAs
    1. Review Of Completed PCBs And PCBAs 00:03:54
  11. Helpful Eagle Tools
    1. Helpful Eagle Tools 00:00:24
    2. Useful Schematic Tools 00:06:00
    3. Useful PCB Editor Tools 00:03:27
    4. Useful Library Management Techniques 00:04:00
  12. Useful ULPS
    1. Useful ULPS 00:00:26
    2. Normalize Silkscreen Text 00:03:23
    3. Get PCB Statistics 00:02:37
    4. Create A Componet Library From A Design 00:02:47
    5. Importing A DXF File On A PCB 00:03:28
    6. Generating A BOM From Eagle 00:03:49
  13. Conclusion
    1. Wrap Up 00:01:04