My name is Brian, and I am a new user of Eagle, for right now the free version.
First question, is there any way to stop Eagle from carrying on point to point connections. I am sure at times this is a very useful feature, but I need it to stop after automatically after it connects 2 points. I hope this is possible, as if this is a persistent feature, it will really turn me off to Eagle.
But more importantly, I did a practice design and have a problem.
I am using a XF2H-3415 surface mount connector, .5 mm spacing. I have a bit of a problem with the datasheet, as it doesn't clearly state the measurement units, but since the first page notes a measurement in mm, I'm assuming they are smart enough to carry those units throughout the datasheet.
Let me describe what I did, and perhaps did not do.
I have my board layout done, I have two 12 pin single row headers on each side of the board, and the other connector on the other side. And I see the Ratsnest.
I think the pad color denotes side of board, but I'm not sure how to check or change that.
This is where the confusion starts.
I can't get the autorouter to start, and I come up with 34 DRC errors.
I'm a beginner, probably making a silly mistake, but Eagle also has a much more complicated set of DRC rules than I'm used to.
I have attached an image.
Help is most appreciated.