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Changing design from thru-hole to SMD components -- Easy way??


KD6X

Newbie question.  My original design used thru-hole components which was great for prototype build and test.  Now moving toward production, I want to switch the project to SMD components.  The design is fairly complex.  Some components have both SMD and and thru-hole package options which makes it semi-easy.  But many do not.  Is there a relatively easy way to add a new package option with SMD to a thru-hole only component?  Or better yet, just replace a component with an electrically equivalent other component?  Deleting thru-hole and reconnecting equivalent new SMD components is hugely time intensive and very likely to lead to unintended errors.

Any recommendations/suggestions are sincerely appreciated.

Thanks in advance!     -- Courtney  KD6X

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