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Offline SylvestreTopic starter

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Dealing with Rectangular Pins in Express
« on: August 13, 2013, 03:48:33 PM »
Hi everyone,

I am designing a board for this current sensor by Allegro http://www.newark.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=04R7131&CMP=KNC-GPLA&mckv=|pcrid|27090074181|plid|

They provide a recommended PCB layout, which you can see below.  The problem is I don't know how to do this in ExpressPCB.  Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks

Jason

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Re: Dealing with Rectangular Pins in Express
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 08:28:54 PM »
Use the free version of Eagle, or something free like KiCAD.
Have your boards made at OSHPark, instead of ExpressPCB.com.
Problem solved! (and cheaper, too!)

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Re: Dealing with Rectangular Pins in Express
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 08:50:14 PM »
Usually I send it to futurelec in the ExpressPCB format. I will take a look at Kicad.  I've tried Eagle and didn't really like it.

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Re: Dealing with Rectangular Pins in Express
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 11:23:04 PM »
OSH Park is cheaper than Futurlec, and has nicer boards (ENIG, 6mil design rules, etc.)
That being said, if Futurlec works for you, good for you :-)

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Re: Dealing with Rectangular Pins in Express
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 09:06:47 PM »
Wow.  Eagle and Kicad are really irritating me.   I think I am going to stick with Express for now.  Im just not use to the interface.   All the options for components are overwhelming and unnecessarily complicated IMO.

 


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