Editor’s Choice: The EAGLE Companion

January 11, 2016 | 12:59
The EAGLE Companion, An Advanced User’s Guide
The EAGLE Companion, An Advanced User’s Guide
High on the list of bestsellers in Elektor’s book portfolio is The EAGLE Companion, An Advanced User’s Guide. In over 600 pages, author Mitchell Duncan provides expert advice to EAGLE users requiring deeper insights in the program’s operation, functionality, and advanced features.

I honestly thought I knew the basics of EAGLE, but here’s a book that explores the more challenging modules, commands and functions which make up the program that rocks the global PCB/CAD scene. Despite PCs & the Internet surrounding me 24/7, I like to look up things in a printed book, especially when faced with a tough PCB design challenge. Concentration does it, and Mitchell’s book is secure on my bookshelf.

EAGLE’s hidden gem is its User Language Program (ULP) which is a gateway to customizing the program for individual needs and preferences. Mitchell, Cadsoft and I arranged for the full ULP manual to be included in this book in unabridged form. If ever EAGLE had a faithful companion, it’s truly this book. Caution: it’s a heavy one so it comes by parcel post delivery!

The EAGLE Companion is not: (1) a guide to teach you the basic concepts of EAGLE, or (2) a ‘how to’ of the EAGLE interface, the simpler operations or the software commands. These and other subjects are covered by the author’s previous title, EAGLE V6 Getting Started Guide also published by Elektor.
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