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EAGLE is a scriptable electronic design automation application with schematic capture, printed circuit board layout, auto-router and computer-aided manufacturing features. EAGLE stands for Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor. This group will talk about the problems of using PCB software---Eagle.

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To "mirror" or not to "mirror"? Reply 2016-04-22 12:15:13
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Barrette

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A double-sided PCB requires two SMD capacitors to be mounted on the bottom side. In the "package" page I can specify the layers where each element must be. May I use these settings for a specific device so that the .brd layout always assigns this device to the bottom? Or do I make a regular device and use mirror when designing the .brd file?
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servimatec

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As far as I can see, the main one is it's easier to work "right side up" than in a reversed view. Plus, there's no reason to have "top" components and "bottom" components.

Joshua Mulcahy

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If you lay out all your packages for the top layer, then mirror is necessary to put on the bottom.
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