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Re: Patch to support FreeRouting for PCBs without


On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 06:50:17PM +0100, jean-pierre.charras@... wrote:
> What about DRC and connectivity calculations?
> What about drill file geneartion?
> I believe your patch breaks Pcbnew.
> A non plated hole is not easy to handle, from DRC and connectivity point
> of view.
> This is the reason it is not yet handle by Pcbnew.

I see your point that it may not be the best solution to add a new pad
type without updating DRC. However, from the perspective of hobbyist
like me that etch without throughplate, I must manually check
the connections anyway (soldering on both sides is not always an
option). The patch allows autorouting in such a case, and thereby
making PCB production a lot easier. Maybe a new pad attribute that only
affects routing can be used instead of pad type? What about the no vias
under components feature?

Håvard Espeland


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