Re: Raduino seperate


One reason for not doing that, is you might have a lot of parts on the other side also.  To dual footprint smd and through hole, means the smd pads need to be double sided with a thru hole. So taking up space on the other side.

Another reason is that in many pcb packages, the pcb has to be the same as the Schematic. Which means every part you wish to dual footprint needs to have two parts on the Schematic where required. Or to avoid this, every part needs  a special PCB dual  footprint in the Library.




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