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Help with diameter of a manually entered component Eagle 8.2.2 [message #170777] Sat, 17 June 2017 18:37 Go to next message
Brian Hoblin
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I'm trying to create a library for a PC Screw Terminal (Digikey # 36-8196-ND) and I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. The mounting detail of the engineering drawing from the manufacturer lists .101 [2.57] dia. hole (6) PLS. I'm not sure what (6) PLS is or if I need to worry about it. When doing the package I left the diameter as auto and changed drill to 2.57mm. Is this correct? I think it's correct but I'm new to this and would like to double check. Thanks

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Re: Help with diameter of a manually entered component Eagle 8.2.2 [message #170779 is a reply to message #170777] Sat, 17 June 2017 21:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
shabaz
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Hi Brian, That's fine, what you did sounds correct. PLS just likely means places, i.e. repeat for all 6 hole places.

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Re: Help with diameter of a manually entered component Eagle 8.2.2 [message #170780 is a reply to message #170779] Sat, 17 June 2017 21:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Brian Hoblin
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Thanks

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Re: Help with diameter of a manually entered component Eagle 8.2.2 [message #170781 is a reply to message #170777] Sat, 17 June 2017 22:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
warrenbrayshaw
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On 18/06/2017 6:37 a.m., Brian Hoblin wrote:
> I'm trying to create a library for a PC Screw Terminal (Digikey # 36-8196-ND) and I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. The mounting detail of the engineering drawing from the manufacturer lists .101 [2.57] dia. hole (6) PLS. I'm not sure what (6) PLS is or if I need to worry about it. When doing the package I left the diameter as auto and changed drill to 2.57mm. Is this correct? I think it's correct but I'm new to this and would like to double check. Thanks
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Hi

The (6) PLS means 'six places'.
It is common for a drawing to specify one hole and tell you the total
number of times that hole appears in the object being drawn. The
draftsman needs to ensure it remains obvious which holes are included in
the count when there are different diameter holes.

The technique can be used for anything that repeats within the diagram
(locally).

The pad diameter of 'Auto' is fine but what you will see on the board is
not what you will be seeing in the library. The size of the pad on the
board is controlled by your DRC settings so cheack the board to see if
it's satisfactory. For your terminal its likely the pads will be hidden
by a large fat track or polygon so it will not matter.

Drill size is fine.

HTH
Warren


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Re: Help with diameter of a manually entered component Eagle 8.2.2 [message #170782 is a reply to message #170781] Sat, 17 June 2017 22:11 Go to previous message
Brian Hoblin
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Thanks for the info.

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