Re: PCB CAD Options

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:44:06 -0600
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On 2/14/2017 12:16 PM, Francesco Messineo wrote:
> ok, as I said on another message, that isn't supported.
I cannot even express how valuable it becomes one one tries to route to 
the cartridge port, or to stuff the parts into the 64 game cart 
enclosures, which were not really designed to hold so many ICs.
> you like to win easy then :)
> I'm not a professional user, I did quite a few boards, even with > 100
> footprints, but I take my time, so finishing a board in one or two
> months isn't a big issue.
> I didn't even bother to learn keyboard shortcuts :)
> I tweak a PCB for hours and usually the first three or four batches
> are different as I keep on tweaking a working PCB to make it
> smaller/better or whatever I like.
As do I.  I always manually route, and I have a nitpick against vias, so 
I am always looking for cleaner trace paths and such.  But, even with 
all of my "tweaking", I can zip along at this point.
> yeah, I've lost some batches, but I hate to throw them away, in this
> part of the world, PCB come from another continent and take 30 days to
> arrive even when I'm lucky. Unless I want to spend a small fortune on
> shipping.
> So, as I said, I take my time because a bad batch means a month worth
> of tweaking.
I will consider myself lucky, then.  With, I can order a 
board at night, pick DHL shipping, and it will be in my hands in 5-7 
days.  It often takes me that long just to free up some more hobby time.

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