8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 25, 2017 3:53 AM by rachaelp

    Custom shape polygon pad footprint/package?

    rflmota

      Hello,

      I'm a new user of Cadsoft Eagle, and have been struggling a bit to design custom packages/footprints?

      Can somebody please give me some hints on what's the right/easiest method to design a custom shape pad like the central exposed pad from the picture for example? I know I should use the polygon overlapping a normal pad, the method I've been using is to roughly design its shape and then adjust manually the coordinates of all the lines of the polygon but this task seems to be quite tedious and time consuming, I wonder there is a better way?

      Thank you very much for your attention.






        • Re: Custom shape polygon pad footprint/package?
          rachaelp

          Hello,

           

          I am doing  a library creation tutorial and in part 4 I cover custom pad shapes. See here: EAGLE Tutorial: Library Part Creation Part 4 - Advanced Packages and Package Variants

           

          I think from what you've posted you are probably doing things roughly the right way as it stands. I know it can seem a little long winded at first but it does get easier and quicker with practice. There is definitely scope for making the process easier though, I admit.

           

          Best Regards,

           

          Rachael

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          • Re: Custom shape polygon pad footprint/package?
            rflmota

            Thank you rachaelp, very nice tutorial, very compreensive, although I'm not beeing able to play the video at the end of the page to get a better insight, it displays an error message reading

            Unauthorized


            Access to this place or content is restricted. If you think this is a mistake, please contact your administrator or the person who directed you here.

             

              • Re: Custom shape polygon pad footprint/package?
                rachaelp

                rflmota  wrote:

                 

                Thank you rachaelp , very nice tutorial, very compreensive, although I'm not beeing able to play the video at the end of the page to get a better insight, it displays an error message reading

                Unauthorized


                Access to this place or content is restricted. If you think this is a mistake, please contact your administrator or the person who directed you here.

                 

                Thank you!

                 

                I saw this error message the other day. It seems like a weird caching issue possibly related to the forum upgrade.

                 

                To resolve it I did a forced refresh of the page telling it to bypass the local cache and reload it from the external source and from that point it was fine. There are a couple of ways to do this depending on your OS:

                 

                1. Hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button.
                2. Press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
                3. Press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)

                 

                Best Regards,


                Rachael

                  • Re: Custom shape polygon pad footprint/package?
                    omega-5

                    Am 12.10.2017 um 12:14 schrieb rachaelp:

                      wrote:

                     

                    Thank you  , very nice tutorial, very compreensive, although I'm not beeing able to play the video at the end of the page to get a better insight, it displays an error message reading

                    h1. Unauthorized

                     

                    Access to this place or content is restricted. If you think this is a mistake, please contact your administrator or the person who directed you here.

                    Thank you!

                     

                    I saw this error message the other day. It seems like a weird caching issue possibly related to the forum upgrade.

                     

                    To resolve it I did a forced refresh of the page telling it to bypass the local cache and reload it from the external source and from that point it was fine. There are a couple of ways to do this depending on your OS:

                     

                    1. Hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button.

                    2. Press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)

                    3. Press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)

                     

                    Best Regards,

                     

                    Rachael

                     

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                    Hello Rachael,

                     

                    for me this issue with the videos occurs only in Part 2 and 3.

                    Part 1 and 4 are all right.

                     

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                • Re: Custom shape polygon pad footprint/package?
                  rflmota

                  Tried the hard reload, clearing cache and cookies, and still displays the same error message, even in Windows Edge browser... Will try maybe in another Internet connection.

                    • Re: Custom shape polygon pad footprint/package?
                      rachaelp

                      rflmota  wrote:

                       

                      Tried the hard reload, clearing cache and cookies, and still displays the same error message, even in Windows Edge browser... Will try maybe in another Internet connection.

                      Very strange. I'm not sure what else to suggest....

                       

                      dudley.nelson have you got any ideas why this error is showing for Ricardo?

                       

                      Best Regards,


                      Rachael

                        • Re: Custom shape polygon pad footprint/package?
                          Dudley Nelson

                          Hi rachaelp & rflmota

                           

                          Well that was odd. I'm not entirely sure what happened there. For some reason, the video record that gets created when you insert a video was not there - that can happen sometimes if the post was created in a different content and then copy/pasted over to a new piece of content - but can happen for a few other reasons too. The video record isn't required for a video to work, but it is required for permissions to work. So when the author, or an admin comes along and looks at the post, it works fine because both have managed to bypass a standard permissions check. But when a normal user or a guest comes along and looked at it, it was failing the permissions check because the record it was checking was not there.

                           

                          I've made a bunch of minor tweaks, one of which has fixed it, but I'm not sure which of the things I did was the thing that actually made it work. But it's working now

                           

                          We've had some issues in the past with videos posted to blogs, but this didn't feel like a repeat of an old issue - this felt like something new. I can't believe that the video has had issues since it was published in June, so I think we're looking at something gone awry over the upgrade. It's possible that it had problems pre-upgrade but that those problems were silent. And that since the upgrade - those problems are no longer silent.

                           

                          I'm hypothesising here, and I'm not a fan of doing that. I'll go and have a look for older content and make sure videos all work fine, and if there is a problem, well, I guess that'll keep me busy for a while

                           

                          Thanks for pointing this out.

                           

                          Dudley.