Eagle Trace size

Frequently asked question on the subject of designing, creating, producing printed boards, veroboards or perfboads and on point-to-point construction techniques.
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I have been using 32 as a trace size after good advice from madbean. :)

I wonder though, it does seem small compared to some commercial sized traces? Do I gain or lose anything by going to 40 lets say? It seems it might be easier for me at least when I uv transfer and etch.

More or less thinking out loud here.

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In many manufactured boards, it's pretty common to see a trace width of 16. Much easier to get away with that when a machine is doing it. I don't think you gain anything by going up to 40...I usually do 24 for everything. However, I remember reading somewhere that having your power rails larger (9v, Vb) brings some advantage, although I don't remember why.

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Coolness.
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impedance

...and coolness, yeah

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