The text in PADS takes into consideration the forward slash “/” character and it is always larger than normal text. So PADS creates a “Text Box” that includes all characters and the size of the text box is the value you assign in PADS. So the / character is 1:1 scale but then all the other characters are slightly shorter. This has been this way since I first used PADS in 1985.
Ooooh, OK thanks, I don't think I have seen this in other CAD systems? I have only been using PADS for 6months now. Or maybe I missed it.
I really have to think whether Expedition does this, I dn't think it did?
Well thanks for the explanation.
I had a customer that wanted .125 tall text period. again had to to go to .175 to get there.
So that is interesting the assembly dwgs will have text too large & gerbers just right.
Unless you use another layer besides Top Silk to do assy dwg nomanclature.
There is a conversion factor you can use.
It is 1.52. Example, PADS text height of 152 mils will be 100 mils in Gerber.
We have been using this since 2005.