the Design Rules are part of the board file. When i look into a version 6 board file I can see the Design Rules section. As you can see here.....
<description language="de"><b>EAGLE Design Rules</b>
The default Design Rules have been set to cover a wide range of applications. Your particular design may have different requirements, so please make the necessary adjustments and save your customized design rules under a new name.</description>
<param name="layerSetup" value="(1*2+3*16)"/>
<param name="mtCopper" value="0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm 0.0356mm"/>
<param name="mtIsolate" value="0.38mm 0.71mm 0.38mm 0.1499mm 0.2007mm 0.1499mm 0.2007mm 0.1499mm 0.2007mm 0.1499mm 0.2007mm 0.1499mm 0.2007mm 0.1499mm 0.2007mm"/>
<param name="mdWireWire" value="8mil"/>
<param name="mdWirePad" value="8mil"/>
<param name="mdWireVia" value="8mil"/>
<param name="mdPadPad" value="8mil"/>
<param name="mdPadVia" value="8mil"/>
All the values are in the file.
yes, it is what I would expect, but why if I close project and re-open it,
the Design rules are switched to default? I was surprised by the number of
errors and it is why I noticed this. Now I have to save rules in separate
file and open them after each Eagle restart - perhaps something is wrong at
my side, but I do eherything the same way I am used from past.
I have made more detailed look at it and I think you are right, the rules
seems to be really saved, but if you open the DRC, in the headline the
default rules are declared instead of the really used rules (I think in past
there were the used rules with the indicator of change). I don't know why my
rules were switched do default, perhaps I have unintentionally loaded it,
but the false indication confused me...
I am just finishing one thing I have begun in 6.x and continue only in 5.11
(at least upto the next upgrade), so you will not be bothered from my side
so much now...
Yes, I might have done it. But everytime I reopen Eagle, the design rules
are declared default, even though they are set correctly. Also in the XML
data there is the header and description of the defaul rules instead of the
rules I have in used indeed. Only after I load the rules from the file I
have saved it looks OK - but only before the session is closed. A bit
I changed a few things on a board and now it gives me an air wire between two IC pins yet there is clearly a trace between them. The trace is named the same as the connection on the schematic. I can't seem to get the airwire to go away. What should I do? I'm using 5.11.
What I don't want to do is rip up the whole trace and reroute it since it's a complicated trace.
what about ROUTE? When you try to route it does this help? You could also check with MOVE what the matter is. Maybe there are several wires at this position..... Once you got out what the problem is you can use UNDO to get back the original situation. Then decide how to proceed.
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I fiddled with it and got it cleaned up. Not exactly sure why it was doing what it was doing. But I deleted the connection on the schematic, ripped up each end segment of the trace, remade the connection on the schematic and re-routed each end segment.
When you say ROUTE command, are you referring to using the icon from the tool bar on the left? I presume so, and I guess it is a command. But it seems more like a tool than a command. Is there significance to entering a command on the command line? I did enter ROUTE on the command line and it did nothing of significance other than select the Route tool. I presume this is all the same, right?
Thanks, it was your suggestion of using Route that got me going on it again.
this thread should no longer be used, because of the large number of posts here......
So please create a new thread for the next question....
There are some tools that allow to convert DXF format to EAGLE script.
Please look at http://www.cadsoft.de/downloads/tools-and-converters
Commonly used tools
dxf2scr-1.zip (for free)
eagle_pcb_power_tools*.exe (for small projects for free)
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