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Re: Silk screen line width behavior.


On 11/09/2010 02:35 PM, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
> I just got DFM failure from my PCB manufacture for silk screen width of 0.001"
> for all the silk screen drawings on a board I just laid out.  I checked all of
> the module silk screen widths and everything is 0.005" or larger.  A quick
> check of the silk screen layer gerber file revealed the aperture being used was
> indeed 0.001".  After some digging around, I found that changing the "Default
> pen size" in the plot dialog changed the silk screen line width.  Is this the
> appropriate behavior?  Setting the default line width to 0 did not fall back to
> the line width defined in the module.  I would expect my silk screen line
> widths to be what I defined them in my module not the default pen size setting.
>  At one time, I thought this was the default behavior.  Before I file a bug
> report, I wanted to make sure I'm not missing something.  Anyone else have any
> thoughts on this?
> Wayne

Its not perfectly pertinent to your question, but I have found


to be useful after I have a board ready to plot.

I have not stumbled onto your problem before.  Maybe something has
changed, or I just missed it.

>From a UI perspective, I would not prefer to have to set the default
width to zero to say, "leave me alone".

I would prefer to select a checkbox saying override the line-widths, or NOT.


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