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From: "R. Lewis"
Subject: Re: What are these terms in PCB design?
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2002 11:34:00 +0100
Organization: Nextra UK
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"Peter Bennett" wrote in message
> On Fri, 04 Oct 2002 03:08:43 GMT,
> firstname.lastname@example.org (The little lost angel) wrote:
> >On Thu, 03 Oct 2002 18:16:38 GMT, "Spehro Pefhany"
> > wrote:
> >>DON'T depend on the name alone. Put some text on the board that is
> >>"right-reading", so they can flip the layer if required to get it right.
> >>It can be a PITA to have to put parts in the wrong side (made that
> >>ONCE on a prototype single-sided board). ;-)
> >Okie, good advice! I'll probably put something really idiot proof like
> >"This side facing you on the monitor is the solder side (Do not print
> >this on the final PCB)"
> I _always_ put the words "Component side" and "Solder side" on my PCB
> artwork inside the board area, and expect those words to appear (and
> to be readable) on the finished board.
> Any CAD program I've used has you looking at the component side of the
I have never come across a pcb cad package that forced you to look from one
side or the other.
Which ones force you to look from the component side?
If you have components on both sides of the pcb which side is chosen as the
> (BTW, could you put a blank line before your replies - makes it so
> much easier to see who said what.)
> Peter Bennett, VE7CEI
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