I have a pressfit component that I want to add to my PCB but I was wondering how to do the footprint.
Do I have to create every pins as through hole then put my via once I am working on it on Pcbnew ?
Is there a special way to create pressfit components with the footprint editor ?
Thanks in advance
datasheet of said component would help… and usually contains all the necessary information you need to get it right.
Here is the datasheet: http://www.molex.com/pdm_docs/sd/761603020_sd.pdf
Where is the problem? What do you struggle with?
All info is there.
2 mechanical holes and 12x ? holes for the press-fit contacts.
Just create a footprint with those in there + the auxiliary information (silkscreen, pin 1 mark, ref/val, courtyard…)
I just have to do my pin as through hole ?
I thought since it’s a press fit component it would be different
According to their datasheet it’s a simple PTH, different diameter though, depending on column-count.
Make sure your board-house is able to produce those holes within the specced tolerances, otherwise those press-fit mechanics might not work properly.
just a plated trough-hole
pay attention to the dimensions,
finished hole versus drill-diameter