Brad:

What is SMT+'s website URL?

Best regards,
Ivan Baggett
Bagotronix Inc.
website:  www.bagotronix.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Velander" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] need uMAX10 footprint


> Ivan,
> can you point me directly towards a detail for the package size? I
> will then send you the footprint I would use from SMT+ 's footprint
patterns
> if it exists already. I use SMT+ because they give good support for new
> footprints that didn't previously exist in their reference. I typically
get
> a footprint in a day after emailing them the PDF file with the part
> dimensions. Costs us $175/yr to renew the support and maintenance every
year
> but it easily saves that amount of time and frustration worrying about the
> precise details of the land pattern generation. In the meantime I continue
> working away and incorporate the new footprint when it arrives.
>
> Give me your fax number just in case I cannot get at the PDF file to
> email it. That way I can fax a print
>
> Brad Velander,
> Lead PCB Designer,
> Norsat International Inc.,
> #300 - 4401 Still Creek Dr.,
> Burnaby, B.C., V5C 6G9.
> Tel. (604) 292-9089 direct
> Fax (604) 292-9010
> website www.norsat.com
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bagotronix Tech Support [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 9:06 AM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] need uMAX10 footprint
> >
> <SNIP>
> >
> > The tech industry has focused their "reuse" goal too high.
> > They contrive
> > all kinds of convoluted software languages and schemes to
> > reuse code, and
> > overlook a million smaller, more attainable items that are practical
> > candidates for reuse.  PCB footprints, for example.  Take the
> > time that all
> > electronic CAD users have spent creating the same SCH and PCB
> > symbols, and
> > multiply that by the average time it takes to create a
> > symbol.  How many
> > thousands of man-years have been wasted on that?  If I had a
> > choice between
> > two chip vendors with more-or-less equivalent function parts,
> > and one vendor
> > had predesigned PCB and SCH symbols that I could plunk right
> > down in Protel,
> > I'd pick them.
>

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