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Re: Drawings on edge cuts layer in module editor


I am finding it useful to have edge cuts drawings in modules as well. I
have just been editing the files with a text-editor to change the layer and
haven't encountered any issues. Would be good to (re?) enable selecting the
Edge.Cuts layer in the module editor.

On 17 December 2012 15:30, Younes Manton <younes.m@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 1:22 AM, Lorenzo Marcantonio <
> l.marcantonio@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 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
>> edges...).
> You're right about the zone filler, it doesn't see internal cutouts so I
> just defined keepout zones over my holes to get what I wanted. It shouldn't
> be hard to automatically define keepouts for internal cutouts as long as
> you can reliably distinguish between the board edges and internal holes.
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