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Table Of Contents

1 Overview
2 Introduction
2.1 Symbols
2.2 Vias
2.3 Elements
2.4 Layers
2.5 Lines
2.6 Arcs
2.7 Polygons
2.8 Text
2.9 Nets
3 Getting Started
3.1 The Application Window
3.1.1 Menus
3.1.2 The Status-line and Input-field
3.1.4 The Layer Controls
3.1.5 The Tool Selectors
3.1.6 Layout Area
3.2 Log Window
3.4 Netlist Window
3.5 Drawing and Removing Basic Objects
3.5.1 Common Drawing and Removing Methods
3.5.2 Lines
3.5.3 Arcs
3.5.4 Polygons and Rectangles
3.5.5 Text
3.5.6 Vias
3.5.7 Elements
3.5.8 Pastebuffer
3.6 Moving and Copying
3.7 Loading and Saving
3.8 Printing
3.9 Connection Lists
3.10 Arrow Tool
3.11 Rats Nest
3.12 Design Rule Checking
3.13 Trace Optimizer
3.14 Searching for elements
3.15 Measuring distances
3.16 Vendor Drill Mapping
4 Autorouter
5 User Commands
6 Command-Line Options
6.1 Options
6.2 Special Options
7 X11 Interface
7.1 Non-Standard X11 Application Resources
7.2 Actions
7.3 Default Translations
8 File Formats
8.1 Pad and Line Representation
8.2 Layout File Format
8.3 Element File Format
8.4 Font File Format
8.5 Netlist File Format
8.6 Library Contents File Format
8.7 Library File Format
8.8 File Syntax
8.8.1 Arc
8.8.2 Attribute
8.8.5 DRC
8.8.7 ElementArc
8.8.8 ElementLine
8.8.18 Pad
8.8.20 PolyArea
8.8.21 Polygon
8.8.22 Rat
8.8.25 SymbolLine
8.8.26 Text
8.8.27 Thermal
8.8.28 Via
8.9 Object Flags
8.10 PCBFlags
9 Library Creation
9.1 Old Style (m4) Libraries
9.1.1 Overview of Oldlib Operation
9.1.2 The Library Scripts Scripts Used During Compilation Scripts Used by PCB at Runtime
9.1.3 Creating an Oldlib Footprint
9.1.4 Troubleshooting Old Style Libraries
9.2 New Style Libraries
9.2.1 Creating Newlib Footprints
9.2.2 Modifying Newlib Footprints
10 Schematic Capture for PCB
10.1 gEDA
1. Set up project directories
10.1.1 Set Up Project Directories
10.1.2 Set Up gEDA Config Files
10.1.3 Set Up gsch2pcb Config Files
10.1.4 Capture Schematics Using gschem
10.1.5 Create Any Unique PCB Footprints
10.1.6 Generate Initial PCB Design Using gsch2pcb
10.1.7 Layout Circuit Board
10.2 Forward Annotation of Schematic Changes
10.2.1 Generate Photoplot Files (RS-274X)
10.3 xcircuit
A.1 Compiling and Installing
A.1.1 Quick Start
A.1.2 Running the configure Script
A.2 Troubleshooting
A.2.1 HP Series 700 and 800
A.2.2 Sun SPARC architecture
A.2.3 Silicon Graphics
A.2.4 DEC Alpha
A.2.5 SCO Unix
A.2.6 Linux
A.2.7 FreeBSD and NetBSD
A.2.8 Problems related to X11
A.2.9 Problems related to TeX
B.1 Resource Syntax
B.2 Menu Definitions
B.3 Menu Files and Defaults
D.4 Metric Drills
E.1 Overview
E.2 File Format
E.3 Computation of Centroid and Rotation
Appendix F Action Reference
F.1 Core actions
F.1.1 AddRats
F.1.2 ApplyVendor
F.1.3 Atomic
F.1.4 AutoPlaceSelected
F.1.5 AutoRoute
F.1.6 ChangeClearSize
F.1.7 ChangeDrillSize
F.1.8 ChangeFlag
F.1.9 ChangeHole
F.1.10 ChangeJoin
F.1.11 ChangeName
F.1.12 ChangeOctagon
F.1.13 ChangePaste
F.1.14 ChangePinName
F.1.15 ChangeSize
F.1.16 ChangeSquare
F.1.17 ClearOctagon
F.1.18 ClearSquare
F.1.19 ClrFlag
F.1.20 Connection
F.1.21 Delete
F.1.22 DeleteRats
F.1.23 DisableVendor
F.1.24 DisperseElements
F.1.26 djopt
F.1.27 DRC
F.1.28 DumpLibrary
F.1.29 EnableVendor
F.1.30 ExecuteFile
F.1.31 Flip
F.1.32 FontEdit
F.1.33 FontSave
F.1.34 FreeRotateBuffer
F.1.35 GlobalPuller
F.1.36 h
F.1.37 l
F.1.38 le
F.1.39 LoadFrom
F.1.40 LoadVendorFrom
F.1.41 m
F.1.42 MarkCrosshair
F.1.43 Message
F.1.44 MinClearGap
F.1.45 MinMaskGap
F.1.47 MorphPolygon
F.1.48 MoveLayer
F.1.49 MoveObject
F.1.50 MoveToCurrentLayer
F.1.51 Netlist
F.1.52 New
F.1.53 OptAutoOnly
F.1.54 PasteBuffer
F.1.55 Polygon
F.1.56 Puller
F.1.68 s
F.1.69 SaveSettings
F.1.70 SaveTo
F.1.71 Select
F.1.72 SetFlag
F.1.73 SetOctagon
F.1.74 SetSame
F.1.75 SetSquare
F.1.76 SetThermal
F.1.77 SetValue
F.1.78 ToggleHideName
F.1.79 ToggleVendor
F.1.80 Undo
F.1.81 UnloadVendor
F.1.82 Unselect
F.1.83 w
F.1.84 wq
F.2 common actions
F.2.1 LayersChanged
F.2.2 LibraryChanged
F.2.3 NetlistChanged
F.2.4 PCBChanged
F.2.5 RouteStylesChanged
F.3 gtk actions
F.3.1 gtk About
F.3.2 gtk AdjustStyle
F.3.3 gtk Center
F.3.4 gtk Cursor
F.3.5 gtk DoWindows
F.3.6 gtk EditLayerGroups
F.3.7 gtk GetXY
F.3.8 gtk Pan
F.3.9 gtk Popup
F.3.10 gtk Print
F.3.11 gtk PrintCalibrate
F.3.12 gtk Save
F.3.13 gtk SelectLayer
F.3.14 gtk SetUnits
F.3.15 gtk SwapSides
F.3.16 gtk ToggleView
F.3.17 gtk Zoom
F.4 lesstif actions
F.4.1 lesstif About
F.4.2 lesstif AdjustSizes
F.4.3 lesstif AdjustStyle
F.4.4 lesstif Benchmark
F.4.5 lesstif Command
F.4.6 lesstif Cursor
F.4.7 lesstif Debug
F.4.8 lesstif DebugXY
F.4.9 lesstif DoWindows
F.4.10 lesstif DumpKeys
F.4.11 lesstif EditLayerGroups
F.4.12 lesstif Export
F.4.13 lesstif GetXY
F.4.14 lesstif LibraryShow
F.4.15 lesstif Load
F.4.16 lesstif LoadVendor
F.4.17 lesstif NetlistShow
F.4.19 lesstif PrintCalibrate
F.4.20 lesstif PromptFor
F.4.21 lesstif Return
F.4.22 lesstif Save
F.4.23 lesstif SelectLayer
F.4.24 lesstif SetUnits
F.4.25 lesstif SwapSides
F.4.26 lesstif ToggleView
F.4.27 lesstif Zoom
Appendix G Glossary
Index of Resources
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