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Re: gEDA-user: Symbols and footprints and stuff, oh my
Martin Maney wrote:
> So I did a smallish circuit full of discrete transistors and Rs and Cs,
> and found usable footprints for all of them, but the pins from the
> transistor symbols - npn-2 and pnp-2 - didn't match the numeric pin
> names on the footprints.
Most gschem and pcb users make a library of their own symbols with the details
of parts they use -- a heavy symbol library. The distribution library is
not very complete, and gedasymbols.org is where some have put up their
symbols and pcb footprints to help choose a library of what you need.
I came across Bill Wilson's discussion of
> transistor pinouts:
> At first I didn't care for it, having used other tools with a more
> heavyweight symbol approach, but I've decided he's on to something.
> I'll talk about a half-formed thought about a possibly better
> compromise between lightweight and heavyweight symbols, but for the
> moment I'm just wondering if (1) Bill's approach is generally approved
Sure, it's what's feasible for the distribution made by volunteer action.
But then, it's not what the experienced users stay with...
You will want to develop a library to suit your own aims.
Ecosensory Austin TX
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