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Re: Drawings on edge cuts layer in module editor


On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 11:27:09PM -0500, Younes Manton wrote:
> I see that drawings are explicitly not allowed on the edge cuts layer in
> the module editor. Is there a good reason for this? Some fabs allow

Uhmm... that's new for me... I have the RAST card edge connector which
are *defined* by the PCB cuts and I remember that they are defined in
the module. Maybe it's a restriction added later to avoid some issue?

> internal cuts and specify that they should be on the edge cuts layer, so if
> drawings are allowed on the edge cuts layer you can include non-plated
> and/or non-circular mounting holes in the footprint.

Also: card edge connectors and holes for reverse-mounted connectors (rare,
but I used them). There is definitely a need for them

> I tried getting rid of the check in question and it seems to work nicely,
> placing the module on the board places my mounting holes on the edge cuts
> layer along with the board outline.

Probably there is a good reason for the check... maybe some interaction
from the zone filler and/or SPECCTRA (which is kinda picky with card

Lorenzo Marcantonio
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