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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?
> regards,
> Mark.
> 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).
> 	Best-
> 	Seth
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