I agree with you. It's just to get them close either with stuffing the
board, or making the PCB. 

Who cares if a surface mount part has a couple through hole alignment holes?
They are holes nevertheless and require drilling, so they need to be counted
as through holes.


Here's a sample from one of my recent boards. I consider this to have
6+(750-608)+190=338 "through holes" and 608 SMT pads. 6 of the through hole
pads are not plated. What's the big deal?



 Layer Pair                        Vias
----------------------------------------
 Top Layer - Bottom Layer           190
----------------------------------------
 Total                              190


 Non-Plated Hole Size      Pads    Vias
----------------------------------------
 125mil (3.175mm)             6       0
----------------------------------------
 Total                        6       0


 Plated Hole Size          Pads    Vias
----------------------------------------
 0mil (0mm)                 608       0
 28mil (0.7112mm)            25     190
 32mil (0.8128mm)             6       0
 35mil (0.889mm)             24       0
 40mil (1.016mm)             30       0
 43mil (1.0922mm)            19       0
 60mil (1.524mm)              4       0
 80mil (2.032mm)             18       0
 90mil (2.286mm)             16       0
----------------------------------------
 Total                      750     190






-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Wiseman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 3:08 PM
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Utility to count SMD/Through-hole components

19/11/2003 21:45:18, Abd ul-Rahman Lomax <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>However, another, perhaps more practical and safer alternative
would be to 
>generate three lists: SMT, through-hole, and possibly mixed. 
The large 
>majority of components would orginarily not be ambiguous.

Since this is all to generate a highly suspect quote from a board- stuffing
shop, such care is almost certainly wasted. I can't believe that a quote
based on a QFP being costed the same as an 0805 is anything but budgetary...

Sounds to me like sorting the BOM based on footprint will get the answer as
accurately as is needed for this...

Steve








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