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Is a oval shape pin possible in PCB?

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Robert
2008-11-14
2013-05-29
  • Robert
    Robert
    2008-11-14

    Hello all,

    This is my first posting so I hope it works.
    I'm trying to define a footprint for a component and it requires a oval shape through hole pin (size 59x32 mil). Is this possible in PCB? And if yes how?

    Many thanks, Robert.

     
    • DJ Delorie
      DJ Delorie
      2008-11-14

      The best you can do with pcb is draw a round pin with a  round-ended pad on top of it on both sides.  To avoid errors in some versions of pcb, make the pin's size slightly smaller than the pad's size.