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Autodesk EAGLE

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Any schematic capture and layout CAD package will have a learning curve, which can leave a new user searching for resources that will help get the job done. CadSoft's EAGLE schematic and layout editors are widely acclaimed as an easy way to get into PCB design, through no small effort on the part of the designers.  However there are many resources beyond the widely ignored F1 help hotkey embedded in the program (yes, those still exist).   To start, many attribute EAGLE's success to th ...
The line between 'Technology Tinkerer' and 'Early-Stage Startup' is faded and gray.  Both are driven by passion, both are tight on cash, and both are run by people with a clear view of the bigger picture looking for tools that can easily get the job done.   It's no wonder that the toolsets enjoyed by one would be incorporated by the other.   CadSoft EAGLE is a prime example of a tool that works perfectly for startups.  First, the capabilities of the tool are expansive, a ...