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Old 1st May 2007, 03:33 PM   #1
PRNDL is offline PRNDL  United States
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Default tube socket PCB library or dimensions

I've been using Osmond to make PCB layouts for tube amps, but it doesn't have a library for tubes.

Does anyone have a PCB layout tube library they might like to share?

Libraries from other PCB layout software can be used as long as I can view it as text.

If not, does anyone have a photo showing the dimensions for tube sockets?

Thanks!!
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I went through the same sorts of issues a couple of years ago with ExpressPCB and found it best to measure and make my own footprints for tube sockets.

There are lots of different sockets out there and some don't physically interchange very well if at all. Best thing is to make footprints for the sockets you are actually going to use.

Your pcb software may also not be too similar to what most are using here. (Eagle, ExpressPCB, etc)

Get a cheap pair of calipers somewhere and use these to make the required measurements.
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Old 1st May 2007, 04:13 PM   #3
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Hi, here is a calculator that uses Eagle and Osmond you might find useful! Never tried it.

http://www.desmith.net/NMdS/Electronics/soculator.html
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I have an Eagle CAD library here (near bottom of the page):

http://www.pmillett.com/diy_cad_programs.htm

and you can download a freeware version of Eagle to view them here:

http://www.cadsoft.de/

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