Eagle Layout Editor


EAGLE Product information

The EAGLE Layout Editor is an easy to use, yet powerful tool for designing printed circuit boards (PCBs). The name EAGLE is an acronym, which stands for Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor

The program consists of three main modules

which are embedded in a single user interface. Therefore there is no need for converting netlists between schematics and layouts.


Program Features (Professional Edition)


  • online Forward- and Back-Annotation
  • context sensitive help function
  • no hardware copy protection!
  • multiple windows for board, schematic and library
  • powerful User Language
  • integrated text editor
  • available for Windows, Linux and Mac

Layout Editor

  • maximum drawing area 1.6 x 1.6m (64 x 64 inch)
  • resolution 1/10,000mm (0.1 micron)
  • up to 16 signal layers
  • conventional and SMT parts
  • comes with a full set of part libraries
  • easily create your own parts with the fully integrated library editor
  • undo/redo function for ANY editing command, to any depth
  • script files for batch command execution
  • copper pouring
  • cut and paste function for copying entire sections of a drawing
  • design rule check
  • interactive Follow-me Router (requires the Autorouter module)

Schematic Editor

  • up to 999 sheets in one schematic
  • electrical rule check
  • gate and pinswap
  • create a board from a schematic with a single command


  • ripup&retry router
  • up to 16 signal layers
  • routing strategy driven by user definable cost factors

CAM Processor

  • Postscript
  • pen plotters
  • Gerber plotters
  • Excellon and Sieb&Meyer drill files
  • configurable through ASCII file for easy definition of your own output devices

System Requirements


  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7


  • Intel PC based Linux
  • Kernel version 2.6
  • X11 in at least 8bpp mode


  • Mac OS X 10.4 on PPC or Intel