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Re: layer setup
Dick Hollenbeck <dick@...>
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:36:20 -0600
Thunderbird 188.8.131.52 (X11/20090817)
By the way, a coworker (aboard designer) is starting a large board (16
coppers layers expected), using a 1200 pins BGA package.
This will be an interesting test bench for Pcbnew.
For my BGA I defined through hole pads as part of the footprint, next to
the ball landings. You have to mess with the through hole pad settings
to turn them into "via" functionality. This way the vias can be
precisely located in advance and they are part of a predetermined net.
Downside is you end up with a few more than you need, but they can be
deleted using the footprint instantiation editor.
And of course freeroute to do the routing, manually.
These are 2 things which might provide him a shorter effort.
Sounds like you have been selling the software, hopefully he will not
ask for his money back.
When he comes asking for help and enhancements, take footprints as
payment. Vesa can be the banker.