Go Down

Topic: Eagle layout help for connector (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic

CrossRoads

Gang,
I am using this SubD connector in my layout in eagle 5.11 light.
What do I need to do to get the mounting holes to show up with it?
Thanks
Robert
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

mmcp42

I would make sure that you have all layers showing?
there are only 10 types of people
them that understands binary
and them that doesn't

coyote

#2
Feb 16, 2011, 04:53 pm Last Edit: Feb 16, 2011, 04:56 pm by coyote Reason: 1
I'm not an expert but I have made some parts in Eagle.
You most likely need to modify the library part and add two holes to the drill layer.

If the connector holes are electrically connected, you may need a keepout or restrict (I don't remember which) area so the copper area doesn't interfere. 

Dave

RuggedCircuits

This particular package in Eagle does not have mounting holes. You may want to use a part from that library with a different package, one that does have mounting holes, like the F09H package.

Alternatively, you can draw your own mounting holes on the board (use the 'via' tool in the Eagle board editor), ensuring you choose the right locations and hole diameter. It would be best, however, to draw a part that is an exact match to the one you are using (there are lots of slight variations on DB9 connectors so it's best to check out exactly what you're getting from Eagle against the part's datasheet). That way you don't have to worry about moving the mounting holes if you also move the part.

--
The Aussie Shield: breakout all 28 pins to quick-connect terminals

CrossRoads

Thanks for the tips.  I saw what looked liked holes in the package. Will try th F09H and will check that against what I think is being purchased.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

CrossRoads

Okay, the F09H worked great. Thanks again!
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

liudr

I would also make a mock-up with 1:1 printing and cardboard just to make sure I'm getting all the dimensions right.

http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,51870.0.html

Go Up