Rectangular shaped holes

Here you can find discussions pertaining to finding or creating Symbols and package footprints. Anything to do with Schematic or layout parts will be placed in this discussion.

Moderator: Sunstone Moderators



Rectangular shaped holes

Postby istvanb » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:11 am

Hi. I have to put an MTA106D switch to my PCB which has rectangular shaped pins. According to this document the part requires 1mm x 2mm holes (0.039in x 0.078in)

What I am thinking about is creating holes:
- rectangular shaped pads
- hole diameter: 1mm
- pad height: 2mm
- pad width: 2mm

and put couple pads like this in a row to create on bigger sized hole.

My questions are: is this a legit solution? How many pins I should put next to each other and what should be the offset between them?

Thanks!
istvanb
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:54 am

Re: Rectangular shaped holes

Postby Sal Hernandez » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:45 am

You don't need to use overlapping holes. Version 5.0.3.1 now allows you to create slots. Just add a pin and you can adjust its properties to make it a plated slot.
Regards,

Sal Hernandez
Software Support Engineer I
Sunstone Circuits
13626 S. Freeman Road
Mulino, OR 97042
Phone: 503-829-9108 x226
Fax: 503-829-5482
User avatar
Sal Hernandez
 
Posts: 396
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:00 am

Re: Rectangular shaped holes

Postby istvanb » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:40 am

Awesome!
istvanb
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:54 am

Re: Rectangular shaped holes

Postby Sal Hernandez » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:54 am

You can have up to 4 slots in a PCB123 order. If you go over 4 you can order the board by going to www.sunstone.com and placing your order through the Full Feature service.
Regards,

Sal Hernandez
Software Support Engineer I
Sunstone Circuits
13626 S. Freeman Road
Mulino, OR 97042
Phone: 503-829-9108 x226
Fax: 503-829-5482
User avatar
Sal Hernandez
 
Posts: 396
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:00 am




Return to Schematic and Layout Parts (Libraries)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron