EAGLE‘s export and import capabilities have been extended, allowing users to import designs that are in Gerber format into the board editor and use them as board templates for component placement or as a manual routing guide. Basic Gerber file editing and export options are also available. Also it is now possible to import DXF files such as a company logo or complex board outlines and use them as a guide for component placement. Furthermore, EAGLE designs can now be exported as DXF for 2D compatibility with your preferred mechanical application.
In recognition of the ever expanding needs of EAGLE’s large community user-base, CadSoft has also added a second schematic sheet to the free edition of EAGLE v7.5. This is to support community users in dealing with the growing complexity of even small designs for personal projects and also allows them to explore the world of hierarchy in schematic design. So, if you’re an EAGLE Freeware user, upgrading to v7.5 may be interesting for you.
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New Eagle 7.5 imports Gerber and DXF, adds second sheet to freeware version
November 22, 2015 | 21:52
CadSoft releases EAGLE v.7.5 with new features that simplify the ECAD-to-MCAD design work-flow and improve the import and export capabilities of EAGLE. Furthermore, the new v7.5 includes many enhancements as well as a number of minor bug fixes.