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Re: Net ties and copper DRC
This only applies to a single footprint with graphical items on on
copper layers. Clearances to all other copper not belonging to the
footprint will be checked. This is not a common use of graphical
objects on footprint copper layers and was only done as a work around
because we don't have a formal net tie feature.
Adding a special net tie symbol naming scheme is a new feature which is
forbidden for 5.1 development and would be a complete waste of time
since we are going to implement net ties properly in version 6. Version
5.1 is only to fix the wxwdigets/gtk3 and wxPython/gtk3 mess on newer
linux distros. I would have rather not done a 5.1 release the current
situation hasn't really given us a much of a choice. Version 5.1 will
not have any new features compared to 5.0.
On 10/23/2018 1:45 PM, mdoesbur@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Ignoring clearances in a footprint sound scary to me. Doing 1kV
> designs I want the clearances checked, so Ik know I've chosen the wrong
> footprint. How about creating special pin names xxx_nettie just like
> the special netnames for differential pairs?
> Seth Hillbrand <seth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Jeff-
> What about just avoiding DRC between footprint graphic items and the
> other items in the same footprint? That would avoid the file format
> change while keeping the purpose of the DRC (mostly).
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