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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Yes. According to our faq help center:

We feel the best Electronics Design questions have a schematic, links to pertinent datasheets or some source code in them, but if your question generally covers …

  • a specific electronics design problem
  • the theory and simulation of electromagnetic forces
  • a communication scheme
  • the writing of firmware for bare-metal or RTOS applications

Yours is a specific electronics design problem.

  • \$\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\$
    – abey
    Jun 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\$
    – user17592
    Jun 7, 2013 at 16:09

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