CadSoft EAGLE PCB Design Software – Read, edit and parse the data outside of the EAGLE tool

Big news for folks who use EAGLE and big news for the world of open-source hardware – EAGLE 6 is here. Many makers who create and release open-source hardware use EAGLE and now the export format is XML based, we expect import tools / sharing to work within many CAD tools shortly.

The name EAGLE is an acronym, which stands for EasilyApplicable Graphical Layout Editor. This award winning software offers user friendly, powerful and affordable solutions for PCB design, including Schematic Capture, Board Layout and Autorouter. User Language Programs enable features such as simulationand 3D-visualization.

XML database structure redesign… Read, edit and parse the data outside of the EAGLE tool

The new XML database structure provides the ability to write scripts that manipulate designs in the EAGLE format which will give users huge productivity benefits. You can make design changes, import information from other designs, and even translate from other formats. EAGLE is one of the first Commercial CAD Programs that adopts a ASCII XML data structure as their native file. This makes EAGLE the most flexible, user friendly and productive PCB tool on the market.


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3 Comments

  1. Is this “Hobbyist” license a new thing? I read 6 layers 160x100mm. (http://www.cadsoftusa.com/shop/eagle-hobbyist-and-education/?language=en).

    I’ve always downloaded the free lite version before and only got 2 layers and a much smaller board limitation.

  2. I’d much rather they offered the free licences as having unlimited board size but say, limited it to just 2 layers. Since when is a hobbyist going to need a 6 layer board?

  3. What I think is even more impressive is that Eagle 6 now supports differential and length matching traces. FPGA design here I come!

    The hobbiest license has existed for a while. I used one for school projects until I decided to start my own company, which is when I purchased the standard license.

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