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Re: Patch to support FreeRouting for PCBs without through-plating


--- In kicad-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Håvard Espeland <gus@...> wrote:
> 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
> side. 
> -- 
> Håvard Espeland
I have used keepouts for this purpose before. Would it be possible to have board and/or module level keepouts defined in kicad?

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