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Anyone using Orcad Layout done edge card layout (Male)

Discussion in 'CAD' started by Jim Knight, Aug 23, 2003.

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  1. Jim Knight

    Jim Knight Guest

    Laying out a board with edge card access (male connector on PCB with no
    connector) wondering the following:

    - Planning on making the connector a SM connector then manual manipulating
    the fingers in Layout
    - What the hell am I going to do with the board outline?

    Any ideas?
  2. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    i don't know what you're asking. there are no templates for this in
    layout? there are edge connector parts, IIRC. copy one that's close to
    your own lib and edit the part.

  3. qrk

    qrk Guest

    If you need to make your own board-edge connector, use surface mount
    construction for your footprint. You need to define two pads types -
    one for the bottom pads and one for the top pads. I like placing an
    offset on the top pads so the connection point on the pad is different
    from the bottom layer. The insertion point of my board-edge connector
    lines up with a board outline feature.

    Do your board outline in a mechanical drafting program like AutoCad or
    Visual Cadd (packaged with Layout). Board-edge connectors usually have
    lots of details to draw which is best done outside of the Layout
    environment. The boardoutline is imported to Layout as a DXF.

    Orcad libraries have a bunch of board-edge connectors that might fit
    your needs.

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