So I've got a question for my fellow PCB designers. How do you folks typically deal with different components on the board that have varying grid sizes?
Let me paint a few pictures for you:
Notice how in this image I have set the grid size to 0.8mm which matches the QFP and I can get the capacitor to align perfectly to the pin? Well, now the SOIC-16 is also aligned to the same grid but the problem is that component's pin pitch is 1.27mm which means the capacitor won't align to the pin perfectly and looks fairly ugly now.
Now take a look at this:
Now in this second image I have aligned the SOIC-16 to half of it's 1.27mm grid and left the QFP in it's original location.
So just wondering how you guys deal with this? Do you prefer to align your components to a grid that matches its pin pitch or do you use one grid to rule them all?
[Edit] Clarification to "aligned the SOIC-16 to it's 1.27mm grid"