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Courtyard Shape, Contour or Rectangle?

Printed From: PCB Libraries Forum
Category: Libraries
Forum Name: Footprints / Land Patterns
Forum Description: [General or a CAD specific issues / discussions]
Printed Date: 25 Feb 2021 at 9:07am

Topic: Courtyard Shape, Contour or Rectangle?
Posted By: Batiskaff
Subject: Courtyard Shape, Contour or Rectangle?
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2019 at 2:20am
I have the question by shape of courtyard for connectors and non-standard packages.

What is the shape will be preferred for them - rectangle or contoured polygon?

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Thank you for any help.

Posted By: Tom H
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2019 at 7:08am
We always do a contoured courtyard but if the bends are slight, you can adjust the Courtyard to body and courtyard to pad to remove any bends. 

Example: make the Courtyard to Body 0.30 and the Courtyard to Pad 0.20. 

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