The schematic editor allows you to create a symbolic easy-to-read representation of your design.
The goal of the schematic is to provide documentation about the design, allowing others to easily understand your design intent. EAGLE comes with thousands of pre-made parts that simplify your schematic capture tasks.
The layout editor brings your design to life. The board represents the physical reality of your design.
You can locate your components accurately and route copper traces between them. EAGLE's Layout editor includes sophisticated features such as assembly variants, differential pair routing and much more.
The autorouter is a useful tool for placing copper traces between components.
The autorouter can be guided by adjusting its cost factors to control its routing behavior producing useful results in no time. The Autorouter protects prerouted traces giving you full control over what nets need to be manually routed and which can be routed automatically.
New since Version 7
The autorouter can run multiple configurations simultaneously. The user is able to select the best outcome that accommodates his/her design. On computers with multiple core processors each thread can run on its own processor core. This optimizes EAGLE’s use of the available hardware.
The new autorouter includes the option to use our TopRouter. This intricate process will result in boards with significantly less points of transition compared to our previous algorithm. This means very cost effective boards that will need less manual interaction by the end user.