I got a special connector from a manufacturer and they gave me a DFX file that looks like a general drawing
I’m not sure that is what I really need to import in as a footprint ??
should I only take this part,
hide everything else in the drawing and import that as a foot print ?
as it’s supposed to be installed on the edge of the board and accessible outside an Hammond enclosure, I will need to be so damn sure about measurements and placement… how can I be sure… should I ask for a different drawing ?
I’ve already imported the internal mounting plate that Hammond offer to make my edge cut…
since the plate itself is slightly smaller than the enclosure ( so it fits inside ) how can I place it so i’m sure it on the right spot ?
also, if I do import the top view, in witch layer should it be ? maybe I should import it in the footprint editor instead … ? some will be attached to trace, some will be holes. some will be ‘out of bound’ of the edge cut… will that not throw errors ?
plus they added lines that are no use for me… should I remove them as well ?