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 Post subject: DRC - another PCB Layout check
PostPosted: 14 May 2017, 10:43 
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Sometimes when same-net traces contact each other they don't always form a complete connection or junction. This can cause confusion especially when mousing-over one of the traces and seeing both same-net traces highlight. Mystery ratlines will appear and lead the user into thinking routing is incomplete even though the two traces look like they are connected. Yes, sometimes small square boxes show up to indicate no connection at trace ends, but these may be hidden by other objects and/or color choices. In the case illustrated below, all trace ends are connected so there will be no box; and yet there is a missing connection where the two same-net traces cross each other. It would be a great help if there was an additional option in the Design Rules dialog window to flag these missing connections in real time.


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 Post subject: Re: DRC - another PCB Layout check
PostPosted: 17 May 2017, 06:36 
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You can generally spot this when doing Verification > Check Net Connectivity

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 Post subject: Re: DRC - another PCB Layout check
PostPosted: 17 May 2017, 08:01 
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Here's an example...


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