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jlawton

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Posted - 12 Sep 2023 :  15:44:49  Show Profile  Visit jlawton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not an issue, but it seems the maximum pcb size is 1000mm x 1000mm but I had thought it was 500mm x 500mm. When did that change?

John

edrees

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Posted - 12 Sep 2023 :  15:57:56  Show Profile  Visit edrees's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi John, I believe it has always been 1000mm by 1000mm, -certainly since I started using EasyPC many years ago.
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jlawton

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Posted - 12 Sep 2023 :  16:02:45  Show Profile  Visit jlawton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oo-er. Maybe that was the Boardmaker II limit from yonks ago :)

John
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Ampdoctor

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Posted - 12 Sep 2023 :  16:07:03  Show Profile  Visit Ampdoctor's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Was the smaller size connected to the pin limits? There used to be 500 / 1000 / 2000 / unlimited pin limits at one time.
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jlawton

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Posted - 12 Sep 2023 :  16:50:10  Show Profile  Visit jlawton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There still are pin limits: https://www.numberone.com/prices



John
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Ampdoctor

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Posted - 12 Sep 2023 :  17:35:44  Show Profile  Visit Ampdoctor's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm on unlimited so I don't see them come upgrade time.
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edrees

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Posted - 12 Sep 2023 :  19:22:23  Show Profile  Visit edrees's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just checked the spec. out of my old DOS Boardmaker2 manual,-
PCB & Schematic maximum 430mm x 430mm or 17"x17" in old money!
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jlawton

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Posted - 12 Sep 2023 :  19:49:37  Show Profile  Visit jlawton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lol, I always designed well within those Boardmaker limits
I'm puzzled though why I thought the Easy-PC maximum was 500mm x 500mm?

John
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Peter Johnson

United Kingdom
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Posted - 13 Sep 2023 :  10:21:42  Show Profile  Visit Peter Johnson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It didn't. Easy-PC for Windows has always been 1m square. You might be thinking of the Older DOS versions which were smaller - but they were imperial, not metric.

On reflection, you might be confusing it with the pin count options. There used to be 500, 1000, 2000 and unlimited but the 500 pin option was discontinued for new users well over a decade ago (though, since the licence doesn't expire, there are still some users with that pin count option!).
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