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Re: Patch to support FreeRouting for PCBs without


On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 09:55:19AM -0500, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
> 1) If there was a single boolean in the export UI (checkbox) to control 
> the nature of the export in this regard, do you still need component 
> specific control over whether this technique is used on specific 
> components? i.e. would it be acceptable to treat all through hole 
> components this way when the boolean is set?

It is not strictly necessary to have individual component control, but
it certainly is advantagous. DIL-chips and capacitors for instance are
easy to solder on both sides which saves a lot of vias. Pin arrays, on
the other hand, are not, and I think it also depends on how much effort
you are willing to put into soldering them. 

> 2) Have you tested the idea of putting a keepout under the component, 
> but not modifying the padstacks? How does freerouter respond this this?

Good question. I tested it now, and FreeRouting behaves correctly, 
thus it is not necessary to modify the padstacks to connect only on one

Håvard Espeland


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