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 Edit-Copy generates DRC "Line to thru pin spacing" errors 

Last post Tue, Sep 4 2012 12:26 PM by admin. 2 replies.
Started by admin 30 Aug 2012 01:31 PM. Topic has 2 replies and 1264 views
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  • Thu, Aug 30 2012 1:31 PM

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    Edit-Copy generates DRC "Line to thru pin spacing" errors Reply

    Am I missing something on how to make an array of boards?  I chose Edit - Copy, provided the spacing I wanted for the boards, the number of boards to create, then clicked "All On" for the "Find" filter. I drew a box around the board, picked my origin, and then placed the new array of boards where I wanted it.  Then the screen filled with DRC errors galore on the arrayed boards.  If I did something wrong please enlighten me.  If this is expected behaviour, then this is a prime example of where it would be nice to be able to waive all the DRC errors in one shot.

     Any help is appreciated,

    Eric

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  • Fri, Aug 31 2012 1:26 AM

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    Re: Edit-Copy generates DRC "Line to thru pin spacing" errors Answer Reply

    What you pasted probably has no design intelligence and has all objects on "Dummy Net", hence the error markers. You can waive all the error markers on one go with Display>Waive DRCs>Waive and window select the objects.

    (You get a similar effect, DRC markers "everywhere", if you paste Artwork onto Etch layers since the Artwork data has no design intelligence)

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  • Tue, Sep 4 2012 12:26 PM

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    Re: Edit-Copy generates DRC "Line to thru pin spacing" errors Reply

    Excellent!  Thank you, that did the trick.  I was hoping there was a way to do a "batch waive"; (obviously) had not seen that option before.  Do you or anyone else know why a "known good layout" would not copy the design intelligence into an array?  I'm sure I'm not the only person to do such a thing to help save the board house some effort.

     

    Thank you again,

     

    Eric.

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