eagle - Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor
eagle [options] [file] [layers]
EAGLE is a printed circuit board (PCB) design tool that combines
schematic capture, layout editing and autorouting.
Most of the options are intended for use with the CAM Processor in
command line mode.
Options are either switches that turn a certain feature on or off, or
set a certain parameter to a given value. Switch options are followed
by a ’+’ or ’-’ sign, which turns the given option ’on’ or ’off’,
respectively. In the following list of all options switch options are
shown with their default value. If a switch option is ’off’ by default,
it can be turned ’on’ by simply using the option character (the ’+’
sign is implicit).
With tolerance options values that have a positive sign define positive
tolerances, negative signs define negative tolerances, and values
without a sign define ’plus/minus’ tolerances.
Executes the given command in an editor window. A file name
(board, schematic or library) must be given, so that an editor
window will be opened in which the command can be executed.
Tolerance for draw type apertures (0.1 = 10%).
Tolerance for drills (0.1 = 10%).
Tolerance for flash type apertures (0.1 = 10%).
-N No command line prompts. Turns off the command line message
prompts in the CAM Processor. This is mostly useful for fully
automated CAM batch jobs.
-O+ Optimize movement for pen plotters, photo plotters and drill
For pen plotters this option defines which layer is to be
printed with which pen (color). layer can range from 1..255,
pen can range from 1..255.
Drill rack file.
Define a different startup script file name.
Aperture wheel file.
-X- Execute the CAM Processor in command line mode.
-a- Emulate annulus apertures. This option only works if the -e
option is also turned on.
-c+ Assert positive coordinates ("auto fit"). Moves the output data
so that everything is located in the positive coordinate area.
CAM Processor output device (-d? for a list of all known
-e- Emulate unavailable apertures with smaller ones. Options -a and
-t can be used to define whether annulus and thermal apertures
should also be emulated.
-f+ Fill pads. Defines wehther the drill holes of pads and vias
should be filles or not.
Page height (inch) for printers.
-m- Mirror output. Note that this can cause negative coordinates,
so you might want to make sure that the -c option is on.
Pen diameter (mm) for pen plotters.
-q- Quick plot, which draws only the outlines of objects.
-r- Rotate output by 90 degrees. Note that this can cause negative
coordinates, so you might want to make sure that the -c option
Scale factor for the generated output. Values smaller than 1.0
generate a shrinked output. If scalefactor has a negative
(integer) value, the actual scale factor will be selected
automatically so that the drawing will fit on the number of
pages given by the absolute value of scalefactor.
-t- Emulate thermal apertures. This option only works if the -e
option is also turned on.
-u- Output upside down (i.e. rotate by 180 degrees). Note that this
can cause negative coordinates, so you might want to make sure
that the -c option is on.
Pen velocity (in cm/s, for pen plotters that support this
feature). The default value of 0 selects the plotter’s default
Page width (inch) for printers.
Offset in x direction (inch).
Offset in y direction (inch).
By default, EAGLE is installed in /opt/eagle-5.10.0 (if installed as
user ’root’), or ~/eagle-5.10.0 (under the user’s home directory), but
you can install it into any other directory you might prefer.
The following subdirectories are located below this directory:
bin Executable programs
cam CAM Processor files
doc Documentation files
dru Design Rules files
lbr Part library files
projects Example board and schematic files
scr Script files
ulp User Language Programs
Context sensitive online help information is provided as an HTML file.
EAGLE implements its own help viewer, but the help file can of course
also be viewed with any other HTML viewer.
Terminates the program. Any modified files will not be saved.
0 Successful program execution.
1 CAM Processor warning.
>1 An error has occurred.
User specific parameters are stored in the file .eaglerc under
the user’s home directory.
This is EAGLE version 5.10.0.
EAGLE is produced by CadSoft Computer GmbH (http://www.cadsoft.de).
Copyright (c) 1988-2010 CadSoft Computer GmbH.