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 oblong drill 

Last post Mon, Feb 11 2013 5:34 AM by SanjayGowda. 9 replies.
Started by Ice Age Tech 12 Oct 2009 05:52 AM. Topic has 9 replies and 2269 views
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  • Mon, Oct 12 2009 5:52 AM

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    Hi all

    I've a problem. I need to make an oblong drill for a special Footprint. The problem is, to make an oblong drill is not possible.

    Thanks for the help.

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  • Mon, Oct 12 2009 7:50 AM

    • redwire
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    Re: oblong drill Reply

    Hmmm...it is possible.  What is the question?

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  • Mon, Oct 12 2009 8:01 AM

    Re: oblong drill Reply

    The Question is, how i define an oblong drill. In the pad properties i just can choose different form of pads, not for drills.

    How can i make the drill oblong?

    Thanks for help

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  • Mon, Oct 12 2009 8:22 AM

    • Rik Lee
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    Re: oblong drill Reply

    In the Parameters tab of Pad Designer for the 'Drill/Slot hole' section select "Oval Slot". Add the Slot size X and Slot size Y dimensions plus any tolerances. Finish the padstack as you would any other padstack.

    When you create the drill files you will need to create an nc route file (Manufacturing >NC >NC Route)that tells the fab house how to create the slots.

    ~Rik

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  • Mon, Oct 12 2009 3:00 PM

    • redwire
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    Re: oblong drill Reply

    Rik Lee:

    When you create the drill files you will need to create an nc route file (Manufacturing >NC >NC Route)that tells the fab house how to create the slots.

     

    Which is not needed if you use ODB++ where the slot information is embedded. :)

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  • Thu, Feb 7 2013 6:11 AM

    • SanjayGowda
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    Re: oblong drill Reply

    I have a problem. I have defined an oblong hole in the same way as you have insisted. But the same hole is not generated when an emn and emp file is imported in Proe and Autovue. Its taking the slot size X  (smallest dia )and not reading the Slot size Y. Please suggest a solution.

     

    Thanks

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  • Thu, Feb 7 2013 8:56 AM

    • steve
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    Re: oblong drill Reply

    I'm pretty sure that IDF3.0 doesn't support "Slots" and currently that's a limit of the IDF export. You could try drawing the slot on Board Geometry / Outline layer and that should export with the IDF output.

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  • Thu, Feb 7 2013 11:18 PM

    • SanjayGowda
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    Re: oblong drill Reply

    Thanks for the reply. I request if you could find a text or any supporting document to justify this. Its hard for me to explain the same to my client and I have wasted 3days to find a solution for the same.

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  • Mon, Feb 11 2013 1:44 AM

    • steve
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    Re: oblong drill Reply

    Just do a Google search for IDF 3.0 format and you'll find the specification.

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  • Mon, Feb 11 2013 5:34 AM

    • SanjayGowda
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    Re: oblong drill Reply

    Yes,Steve I got the document. Thank you. :)

     

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Started by Ice Age Tech at 12 Oct 2009 05:52 AM. Topic has 9 replies.