I'm wondering whether questions related to PCB CAD software (such as EAGLE) are on-topic. Questions could relate to best practices, BOM generation, proper CAM export, etc.
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\$\begingroup\$ The question I have in mind relates to the specific problem of BOM generation with Eagle, actually. So it's more of a meta electronics design problem that's rather specific to Eagle. My feeling is that this is somewhat off-topic, but seeing that BOM export from Eagle is both widely need and badly implemented, I was thinking it may still make sense to ask. \$\endgroup\$– abeyJun 7, 2013 at 15:05
\$\begingroup\$ @abey no, that doesn't matter. If you're doing something useful for an EE, it's on topic here. At least that's a good rule of thumb. \$\endgroup\$– user17592Jun 7, 2013 at 16:09