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Old 2nd June 2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Eagle PCB Design and rectangles/polygons

Hey guys,

I've designed a two layer PCB with the top layer consisting of rectangles and the bottom layer consisting of some electronic components (i'll include a picture so you can get the idea!), but I have recently realised that rectangles can't be linked to netlists (or if they can, I don't know how!), since i've got quite a few rectangles, could I find some form of script to convert all rectangles to polygons OR could someone possibly suggest a method to connect rectangles to nets?

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Old 3rd June 2013, 02:35 PM   #2
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Rename each rectangle to the same as the net/signal that you want it to connect to (use the info-button in the schematic to find signal names) and then hit the ratsnest-button to refresh.

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Old 3rd June 2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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Hey Nisbeth,
Cheers for the reply.

Everytime I try and use the name tool, it just makes that stupid windows 'bing' sound, as if i'm not allowed to do it. Is there another way to name rectangles on Eagle?
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Yes, before you draw them. Choose the tool, enter the name of the signal in the command line and press enter. Then draw and it should connect.

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Old 3rd June 2013, 10:30 PM   #5
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I can't seem to do it! Does it need to be done using the textbox at the top(ish) of the screen, sorry, i'm new to eagle!

Is there any way I can rename the pads i've already placed? I've got 80 perfectly aligned and don't really fancy doing them all again!
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