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TIP #061: Do not forget about VIA aspect ratio

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Why? If you do not follow VIA ratio recommendations, it may not be possible to manufacture your PCB. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like to be notified when this book is ready, just fill out this form >

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TIP #060: Use the same number of Pins and Pads between Schematic Symbol and Footprint

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Why? You want to clearly see from schematic where each pin is connected. It’s very important when checking schematic and connections. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like to be notified when this book is ready, just fill out this …

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TIP #057: If you are testing your prototype and something is wrong, do not …

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TIP #057: If you are testing your prototype and something is wrong, do not keep connecting other prototypes Why? This way, you may quickly damage all your prototypes. First, figure out what’s wrong. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like …

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TIP #055: Use different footprint for resistors and capacitors, even they are same size (e.g. 0805)

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Why? Recommended land patterns are different. You may also want to use different 3D model for capacitors and different for resistors. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like to be notified when this book is ready, just fill out this …

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TIP #053: Create net classes (if your CAD system supports it)

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Why? You can then very simply select elements (pins, tracks, polygons, …) which belong to a particular net class. It’s very useful during layout and helps with assigning colors and creating rules for specific interfaces or groups. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. …

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