Adding Vector Graphics to Eagle PCB

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Adding Vector Graphics to Eagle PCB


Todbot of Los Angeles hackerspace CRASH Space figured out how to import vector shapes from Illustrator into Eagle.

Eagle is a great cross-platform, free-for-non-commercial-use tool for many of us designing own own circuit boards. But it has a pretty glaring omission: the ability to import vector artwork to use as board outlines, logos, etc. You can import bitmaps via the finicky “import_bmp.ulp” ULP add-on, but bitmaps can’t work for board outlines. So we struggle with Eagle’s rudimentary vector drawing tools or have boring rectangular or circular boards. I think I’ve found a way to robustly transfer vector artwork from Illustrator to Eagle.

4 thoughts on “Adding Vector Graphics to Eagle PCB

  1. Nolan Johnson says:

    Hey, Sunstone Circuits just posted about your link in their user forums. Thought you’d like to know about their ‘shout out’.

  2. Nolan Johnson says:

    Hey, Sunstone Circuits just posted about your link in their user forums. Thought you’d like to know about their ‘shout out’.

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