Customize Eagle - Custom Buttons

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Useful hint and information about creating schematics and layouts with Eagle

Andre Moehl 12/21/2016 at 10:170 Comments

Now I come to the way to add my own buttons for functions I often use. These button runs a ULP script.

The icons for the button must be placed in the bin folder of the eagle installation path. The button itself are part of the eagle.scr. This is the default eagle script file, which is used when eagle starts.

Since a while, when Cadsoft was sold and sold again, Eagle get some very unuseful buttons. These are added via the eagle.scr too. So there is a easy way to delete them, since we edit this file.

The eagle.scr is located in the scr directory in the eagle program path.

Here are my custom icons bom.png, dxf_import.png and dxf_export.png

My eagle.scr:

Grid mm 0.25 on;
Grid alt MM 0.1;
Set WIRE_BEND 1; #Route with 45 degree angles
Set Drill 0.3; #Make vias 0,3mm
Change Shape Round; #Make vias round
Change Width 0.3; #Routing width default to 3mm
Change Font Vector; #Make text on board in vector font
Change Ratio 15;
MENU '[snapGrid.png] Snap to Grid : Run cmd-snap-board.ulp;'\
	 '[dxf_export.png] Export DXF : Run dxf.ulp;'\
	 '[dxf_import.png] Import DXF : Run import-dxf.ulp;';

Grid Default;
Change Width 0.006in;
MENU '[bom.png] Bills of Material: Run bom_w_attr_v2.ulp;';

Grid mm 1 on;
Grid alt mm 0.1;

Grid Default;

Grid Default On;
Change Width 0.010in;

Grid Default On;
Grid mm 0,25 on;
Grid alt mm 0.1;
Change Width 0.005in;
Change Size 0.050in;
This script sets the default values for the grid and units too. Because we are living in a world with metric units, we don't use inch!