29 Jun '16, 4pm

The EAGLE has landed: at Autodesk!

The EAGLE has landed: at Autodesk!

Maybe i’m too deep into professional electronics design, but I really can’t see any scenario where the schematic symbol in your schematic should not include all the information, including footprint-references too. The only exception i could see, is (as an Altium user) if you work with a database library where the complete component only has references to a schematic symbol and the footprint, and upon placing the component out of the database,it gets populated with the linked symbol and footprint. At least in my world, every component has a specific manufacturer and distributor part number (on top of our companys internal part number) associated to it, so every component in the library has to have a matching footprints. It gets a bit more complicated when you have several footprint options for one component (wave and reflow footprints, or you work with different component d...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/06/29/the-eagle-has-landed-at-au...

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