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10x10 size?

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:36 pm
by NsN
Just for completeness sake, I would love a 10cm x 10cm size. While this is larger than the EAGLE freeware size, I think there are a couple of reasons, why it would make a good addition:

  • It is a nice round number
  • It corresponds to one of the max sizes for Seeed / iTead / dfrobot / ...
  • Not everyone uses EAGLE
  • Even in EAGLE, you can place drills and traces outside of the 10cm x 8cm area, only parts have to be inside

Especially the last part is interesting. For a 10x10 size, the mounting holes would leave a 10cm x 8.6cm area clear, which would allow you to route everything, without worrying about the holes, and you would still be able to add connectors on 2 sides of the case.

Of course I can just make my own extension and use the same design pattern, but I think it would be great if this was an official part of the standard.

Re: 10x10 size?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:28 pm
by stryker
Hi

How did you go with this? Have you produced something using this template in eagle and had the pcb produced?

Geoff

Re: 10x10 size?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:46 pm
by NsN
Not yet.

I'm currently working on a project which takes up the full 8cm x 10cm area in Eagle, and when I couldn't fit it into the SoB 8 x 10 template, I realised that I could move the drills outside. Unfortunately I didn't have time to adjust the board for a 10 x 10 size, before sending it off, so I skipped the mounting holes for the prototype.

I'm planning this for the next iteration, but I'm not sure If I will switch to KiCad for that.

Re: 10x10 size?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:48 pm
by t0mpr1c3
One option at least for panelized boards is to stitch the gerbers together somehow. I use a very quick and dirty script that I hacked together but I am sure there is better software out there that will do the same. I have made several 10x10 PCBs this way.

What I do is draw the outline of the boards in Eagle, export the gerbers, and use the .GML file. Then I merge together gerbers for the sub boards using the outline as a visual guide. I don't have a smart way to do that, I just guess values iteratively which is deadly slow. But it has worked for me so far.

http://smokedprojects.blogspot.com/2012 ... ogram.html

Re: 10x10 size?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:01 pm
by Weiss
I wanted to use a 60X40mm board for my latest project but the size wasn't in the SoB library so I made my own version of the library where I added my own board sizes with a 10mm increment all the way from 20X20mm to 150X150mm with both unplated and plated mounting holes.
You can see my project and find the library on this page: https://labitat.dk/wiki/Easy_Stepper_Motor_Controller

Re: 10x10 size?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:02 pm
by zeke
I have made a 100mm x 100mm - SB100100 in Altium.

Does that help?

Re: 10x10 size?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:57 pm
by stryker
Weiss wrote:...I added my own board sizes with a 10mm increment all the way from 20X20mm to 150X150mm with both unplated and plated mounting holes...
Thanks! While the project I was posting about above has progressed and no longer needs that size I've grabbed that for next time it comes up.
zeke wrote:I have made a 100mm x 100mm...in Altium. Does that help?
Thanks but EagleCAD is presently my weapon of choice.

Cheers ! Geoff

Re: 10x10 size?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:42 pm
by Weiss
Better late then never.
I hope you will find it useful.

Re: 10x10 size?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:35 am
by Weiss
Here is the direct link to download the lib: https://labitat.dk/wiki/File:Dp_pcb-All_sizes.lbr