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Re: Silk screen line width behavior.
On 11/9/2010 4:11 PM, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
> 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?
> 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.
I haven't laid out a board with the latest stable version so I can't say for
sure but I don't remember having this problem with the previous stable version.
>>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.
A check box would be preferable. Setting the line width to 0 is less than
obvious to the user. Currently, setting the line width to 0 will set the
aperture to 0 which in itself might be consider a bug. I confirmed this with
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