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Re: [N8VEM-S100:4994] PCB Via Counts

Once Andrew told me to run the auto router with a via cost of 10 and then
100. I¹ve never done a board as big as an S100 before though.


Rich Cini
Collector of Classic Computers
Build Master and lead engineer, Altair32 Emulator

On 8/22/14, 1:31 PM, "Don Caprio" <ilv...@gmail.com> wrote:

>My board is currently at 203 so it falls under the 300 mark.
>On 08/22/14 10:06 AM, Todd Goodman wrote:
>> * Don Caprio<ilv...@gmail.com>  [140822 12:46]:
>>> Are there any guidelines for acceptable number of via's on
>>> an S-100 PCB? How do quantity factor into manufacturing?
>>> I'm guessing fewer number means less cost and possibly
>>> shorter overall trace lengths.
>>> Autorouter starts to slow down and eliminate less and less.
>>> Doesn't seem like it's worth it to continue to run autorouter
>>> to reduce via with results like 1 or 2 a day.
>> Hi Don,
>> For PCBCart.com I think their pricing varies based on<  300, 300-600,
>> and>  600.
>> I'm not sure how much it varies (it's hard to get a good idea there
>> without putting in parameters and then varying them to see) and I've
>> tried asking their support in the past and they basically said to just
>> keep trying with different parameters.
>> Todd
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