what is the distance from the silkscreen line to the pad?
silkscreen tolerance is not real tight

Dennis Saputelli

Steve Wiseman wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, John Haddy wrote:
> 
> > I need hand placement for prototypes and a sea of pads without bounding
> > boxes to guide a human is just asking for trouble. So, if I must have
> > overlay present, I don't want it interfering with my placement any more
> > than absolutely necessary.
> 
> After years of making bounding boxes thinner and closer, I've now given
> up, and run with 2 lines closing the box described by the pads at the end
> of 0402 & 0603 components. It conveys the same amount of information in
> far less space, and seems to be operator friendly (so far...)
> 
> Bad ASCII art follows - fixed-pitch font will be needed  to make any sense
> of it...
> 
>   OOOO
>   OOOO   <-- pad
>   OOOO
>   |  |   <- "outline"
>   |  |
>   OOOO
>   OOOO
>   OOOO
> 
> Steve.

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