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Posted: 21 December 2016 at 11:03pm | IP Logged Quote bigmik

Hi Zonker,

That looks a nice part to add to our collection of USB connectors (I have a MINI USB THP and SMD)

Now you stated you wanted a good `THROUGH HOLE' but that one you have designed is a SMD type? Did you just mean Through Hole for the mounting?

If you think there is a possibility of the connector being torn off you can also add two solder pads (one on each side of connector and then a wire can be wrapped over the connector and soldered down (via the pads) to provide some extra strength.

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Posted: 22 December 2016 at 12:35pm | IP Logged Quote Zonker

Hey Mick..!

I hope you had a chance to peek at it... Yep, I was concerned about having good support and wanted through hole main supports for the main body of the connector.. It's ok if the pins are SMT...

I would like to get a DEX 3D parts library stored somewhere so everyone can post and share parts... I kinda got the idea of how to create them now, but need a good source of 3D models to choose from... Still need phoenix type connectors, X-tal's ect... I wish the DEX part creator had access to a more complete 3D part collection...

Still poking around for good parts... Merry Christmas to ya Mick..! Hope you have a good holiday..!
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Posted: 26 December 2016 at 11:07pm | IP Logged Quote bigmik

GDay Zonker, All,

I have finally had a look at the part.

Looks great. I think I might start using that one as MINI USB is likely to be superseded by Micro USB.

I have to admit I didnt really like the solder tab sizes/shapes for the mounting legs.. They had no `meat' on them and would tear away with little effort IMHO so I changed the pad size to 2.5mm x 1.5mm ..
I also changed the shape from an oval to a rounded rectangle (done in properties when the pad is selected)

I have attached a ZIP with my two MINI USBs and my modified version of yours..

2016-12-26_230737_USB_Connectors.zip

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Posted: 27 December 2016 at 1:52am | IP Logged Quote Zonker

Hey Mick...

It says your online, so I wanted to know where you get your models from...

So far I have found 3D Content Central and TraceParts and was wondering where is other good places...

Also, do you have any "file type" converters... (or need any)..?

Do you all ways use the "VRML" file type on your downloads..?

Do you think a common 3D parts library could be kept here at TBS or somewhere else that we could add to and share parts..? I am not sure how many people would want this, but sure makes for some good looking size modles that could be exported into other mechanical CAD packages, (Solidworks, Inventor, ect..) that would show exactly how your PCB would fit into, let's say a DIN rail BOX or PCB holder, and could be a finished product or Sub assembly used in a bigger machine design...

Thanks Mick for your time and thoughts on this..!

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Posted: 27 December 2016 at 2:10am | IP Logged Quote bigmik

GDay Zonker,

I really only use these sites,

3Dcontent Central
3D TraceParts

But here are a couple of others that I have found but I havent really used them so I cant say how good they are.

DipTrace 3D models
3D Exchange
Pixel Squid
Grab Cad

And this online format converter

Online 3D converter

I also have a 2.15GB self extracting archive from I think Diptrace that is 2.15GB in size that is chock a block with 3D models for PCBs.. I do not know how I can get this to you except via a DVD or USB stick..

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Posted: 27 December 2016 at 2:20am | IP Logged Quote Zonker

Cool...

I tried to attach the PDF file for the USB con... To big...

I will be trying to make more parts... Will post them for you to check and mod up as you see fit... Just re-post any changed ones so we can keep "in-sync"..

Thank you fine Sir..!

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Posted: 27 December 2016 at 3:21am | IP Logged Quote bigmik

GDay Zonker,

Don hosts a `small' collection of parts I made that may be out of date. One day I would like to fix them up but they are a start for someone who needs something that isnt a standard part.

DEX Library of Parts

I am sure Don would not mind adding other parts to this collection.. However the 2GB+ file of 3D parts I would think he would baulk at a bit.. That would shoot his bandwidth quite a bit if it gained a lot of hits.

If you approve the changes I made to your pads then I will pass the new micro USB onto Don to add. If you have more just PM Don and I am sure he will oblige.

Now I didnt answer all of your questions (I have come down with conjunctivitis and cant see from one eye and I had to see a doc earlier) I am most certainly interested in good format converters, especially one to creat .XGL format.. The only one I know of is AutoDesk Inventor and that is expensive.

I usually download SOLIDWORKS (2014) format and use inventor to save an XGL but it is not easy and doesnt always convert properly and I need to `paint' colours sometimes, so recently I have been using VRML/WRL format but the stuff around on resize is a bit of a pain..



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Posted: 05 January 2017 at 11:35pm | IP Logged Quote Zonker

Howdy Mick..

Sorry about not getting back to you.. (just plum forgot)

Sure, Add it to the collection... I hope we can get a collection of PCB interface connectors going also... (phoenix, molex, wago, ect...) There are many kinds of IC packages that could be added, as well as others.. I just are wondering why we can't get downloads in "XGL' format... We should be able to be using "WRL", and I will try again to get this to work... Haven't had mush time to "invest in this lately...

So, time will tell... I will post completed parts for you to peek at soon...

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