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Thread: metric Eagle question!
picon face BY : Spehro Pefhany email (remove spam text)

At 09:53 PM 12/13/02 +0200, you wrote:
>On Thu, 12 Dec 2002, Spehro Pefhany wrote:
>*>We're still using Imperial measurements for PCBs, but I find that many or
>*>even most components and virtually all *new* component footprints are now
>*>hard metric. It takes more digits and is less accurate generally to enter a
>*>metric measurement in Imperial units than the other way around (because
>*>2.54 is exact and 1/2.54 is a repeating number). But, if they are within a
>*>mil (thou) that's good enough, usually.
>Imho the reason is that China, the main manufacturer of consumer
>grade components , is a METRIC country.

Assuming you are talking about mainland China, I don't think she has yet
originated standards in many, if any, components- they are virtually all
originally Japanese with some SE Asian.

Best regards,

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