Date: Fri May 11 2001 - 10:15:45 PDT
David, allegro can do radius'd traces relatively easy. I've had the
opportunity to do them once or twice, and didn't have a problem. The
problem I do have with any cad tool is to do "chamfer'd" corners. But
then, at what speed do I need them? Answer me that and I might buy your
property in the everglades. :) The times I've done the radius'd corners
was on analog boards where the engineer was incredibly finicky with the
copper geometries, and I was sure not to let many people know how easy
it was to do. Again, what speeds is this necessary? (Got more property
in the everglades?) I've worked on boards (layout) running at 10Ghz and
they still were doing 45 degree geometries. The boards running at 40Ghz
had more problems than just copper geometries.
Best of luck out there.
(No, I'm not from Florida :)
> From: "David Instone" <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [SI-LIST] : MECL System Design Handbook
> What CAD tools do you have in mind? As far as I know the
> Cadence/Allegro PCB layout software for one does not, unless of
> there is a little known command to make it do so. Then of course
> are dependent on the layout to gerber conversion. Remember most
> Scott McMorrow wrote:
> > a little extra CAD effort. Radiused bends can be used, but
> > are extremely difficult to perform in most CAD systems. They
> > be avoided.
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