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PCS mold bases

Question asked by John Kreutzberger on Nov 8, 2008
Latest reply on Aug 1, 2013 by Abhay Bhawalkar
In the past I have never liked the mold base assemblies available from DME and others. They have been difficult to work with-mainly because they could not be easily revised. I recently got an e-mail from PCS saying they were introducing fully-featured mold base assemblies in SW format.

I downloaded one to look at and it looks promising. You request a specific base with plate thicknesses, etc and that is what you get. However, everythig is mated. This means that if you change your mind about a plate thickness everything else moves accordingly. still no configurations, though so you do need to edit components-but at least you can. Moving return pins, or screws is slightly easier because the component moves with the holes, but I don't think the holes are linked together.

I've built my own libraries, so will probably still use mine for now. However, they are also offering b-seris and t-series, which cause me a little difficulty at first, so that may come in handy.

Anyway-just thought I'd mention this.