EAGLE (Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor) is a schematic capture and PCB layout tool for hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts. EAGLE is a popular choice as it is an easy to use, powerful and affordable schematic capture and printed circuit board design package.
With this tool you will be able to create the Schematic and Board File for your PCB Which needs to be printed out for Toner Transfer method.
See the attached pdf file for the detailed process of creation. It is a tutorial written by our department's technical club
I have also attached a pdf on Introduction to PCB, written by the Electrical Research Fraternity
of our college.
In case you would like to visualize the PCB that you have just designed there is a very good plugin for eagle termed EagleUp
. This plugin along with the 3d modeling software, Sketchup
can turn your design into a 3d model helping you visually ensure the PCB you have just designed is worth proceeding.
The steps for installing and running the plugin in Eagle Cad is mentioned with sufficient clarity in the website of EagleUp
.Following the steps and if the paths are configured properly the plugin would work without a glitch.
# Owing to the lack of all the components in the database of EagleUp some of the components might not show up in the created 3d model , But these missing components can be found in the 3D Warehouse of Sketchup
; These can be downloaded into the models folder of EagleUp ( but the names of the downloaded components should match with those names of it in eaglecad ) and reopening the plugin would fill up the missing components.
I have used EagleUp and Sketchup combo for many of my projects and it has proved to be of great help to me, some of my projects can be seen here