Hey All,

In most cases I don't have the luxury of modifying the schematic. If possible
can you build a footprint with a multylayer pad with a drill zero? If so
build one and overlap the pads on the common point to the 2 resistors.

Jim


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> Afshin,
>
> I am sure this is not exactly the answer you may have been looking for, but
> I have used the same technique for a configurable PCB.
>
> In my case I increased the overlap of the resistors so that the pads
> separated from each other. True, the body of the resistor in place would be
> on top of a pad, but this isn't too big of a sin for through hole designs.
> This method also saved us the confusion on drill files and fabrication
> drawings with "missing" holes, as well as passing the design rule check. It
> also had the added advantage of saving me a smidgen of space on a very
> crowded board.
>
> Hope this isn't a waste of your time,
>
> Martin
>
> `,,`,,
>
> Martin Spizman
>   Circuit Board Designer
>     Meyer Sound Laboratories Inc.
>
> `,,`,,
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Afshin Salehi [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 4:21 PM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: [PEDA] Overlapping Pads
> >
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> >     I am trying to place two resistors on a board such that
> > they are end-to-end and they share one common hole.  So you
> > end up with 3 holes and either a resistor can be placed in
> > one side or the other to select different voltage levels.
> > When I try to route the board it will not route the
> > overlapping pads.  I am trying to figure out how I can make
> > Protel alright with this and I was wondering if anyone has
> > done this before.
> >
> >     Thanks for your time,
> >
> >         Afshin Salehi
> >
> >         DPS Telecom
>

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