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Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 02:54:59 +0100
From: Peter Stuge <peter AT stuge DOT se>
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DJ Delorie wrote:
> > BTW, do we really have to call the 2D patterns in a layout "components"?
> 
> We don't.
> 
> If you check PCB's "getting started guide", you'll find we use...
> 
> footprint = a pattern of copper/silk
> 
> element = one instance of a footprint with specific attributes
> (position, rotation, refdes, etc).

Which occurs more frequently in the user interface?


> We used to use "component" to mean "the side of the board with the
> parts on it" but we now use "top" to refer to that side of the board.

IMO this is a really big improvement, even if the change is very small.


Thanks! :)


//Peter

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