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 Soldermask-to-soldermask Clearance Check 

Last post Wed, Feb 6 2013 2:14 AM by comet. 4 replies.
Started by comet 04 Feb 2013 07:08 PM. Topic has 4 replies and 1328 views
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  • Mon, Feb 4 2013 7:08 PM

    • comet
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    Soldermask-to-soldermask Clearance Check Reply

     

    Hey, any way or skill to check (DRC) the clearance between two soldermasks?... This is to spot overlapping soldermasks.

    Thanks!

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  • Tue, Feb 5 2013 1:38 AM

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    Re: Soldermask-to-soldermask Clearance Check Reply

    Yes - Setup - Constraints - Modes - Design Options (Soldermask) to setup and Design Modes (Soldermask) to turn on DRC checks

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  • Tue, Feb 5 2013 9:58 PM

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    Re: Soldermask-to-soldermask Clearance Check Reply

     

    Hey Steve,

    What I need is to check the spacing between a soldermask (part of symbol/pin) and an extra soldermask (as a object/shape) which was only added to the board/design.

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  • Wed, Feb 6 2013 2:04 AM

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    Re: Soldermask-to-soldermask Clearance Check Reply

    This works you just need to ensure that the object/shape is drawn on either Board Geometry/Soldermask_Top (or Bottom) or Package Geometry/Soldermask_Top (or Bottom).

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  • Wed, Feb 6 2013 2:14 AM

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    Re: Soldermask-to-soldermask Clearance Check Reply

     

    Oh~ that's the reason why...our original/reference design's extra soldermasks were created under different class, Manufacturing/Soldermask_Top . Thanks for the info. By the way, is there any way to spot this clearance -- symbol soldermask versus any class soldermask shape?...

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Started by comet at 04 Feb 2013 07:08 PM. Topic has 4 replies.