Looking for what most in these forums understand a “mil” to be. You would think this to be obvious but it is not unless you are from one industry. I have contracted all over the world and generally, in Metric countries, a “mil” spoken refers to one millimeter. In Imperial countries it depends what part you are in and what industry you are in. In US auto build shops in the mid-west a mil is one millimeter. In South and West a mil is one thousandth of an inch. In the NE and especially in print shops that include some pcb work and photographic lithography the spoken “mil” refers to one millionth of an inch. Metric low values for microns are often spoken as “mikes”.
So far, the Fritzing world I have seen a “mil” referenced as, just one example, 2.5mm being 0.254 mils with talk being about a header that is actually 0.1" or 2.54mm; nomenclature is all over the map. I’m getting ready to finalize some things and while I am pretty sure I have what I need for my purposes this is bugging me.
In the Fritzing world, what does “mil” mean to you ?