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Re: gEDA-user: DIL too small

Yep and then get some one else to look at the data sheet and at the pattern because if you are human you might have missed something and that mmiss might be expensive.

Xtian, good to see you are still around... You are top on my list to steal ideas from.

Steve Meier

Xtian Xultz wrote:

Em Sex 20 Ago 2004 17:55, Karel Kulhavý escreveu:


Some DIL14 chips are bigger at the ends that the outline in DIL macro in
PCB. It occured to me with plain DIL14 chips (gates & MSI). The shorter
edges are the source of the problem - the longer can't.

What is correct solution? To make a new element, to fix the old element
(DIL macro) or to say that the mistake was made by manufacturer of the


Well, the correct procedure is to allways, allways, look at the datasheet. Of course, I do not follow that procedure. A good point (but not the best) is to take care of it with some space between the IC and other parts. So, a new component would have the biggest dimension found in the market for that footprint. I prefer to make a new footprint, because I dont like the style of the silkscreen of the ICs on the PCB library.