Add option for Keepout DRC for Components

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chinmay.gadre
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Add option for Keepout DRC for Components

#1 Post by chinmay.gadre » 19 Jun 2021, 04:08

Add option for Keepout DRC for Components.

Currently if any components are present in Keepout Area, DRC does not detect as Error.

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Re: Add option for Keepout DRC for Components

#2 Post by Tomg » 19 Jun 2021, 08:22

Until the DipTrace developers add that option, there is a workaround you could try using that might help automatically detect component intrusions (v4.1.3.0). Place a solid Courtyard drawing object the same size and shape on top of the Route Keepout object. For some unknown reason the solid courtyard drawing object will not have a filled appearance; just an outline. Perhaps this is a bug? It will, however, be a kind of "phantom" filled drawing object that behaves as a filled area when it comes to enforcing courtyard violations.

Components that reside completely within the boundaries of a normal empty/unfilled courtyard drawing object will not be detected, so be sure to use the "phantom" filled (solid) Courtyard drawing object for this purpose.

p.s. A solid/filled Route Keepout drawing figure will detect the copper objects of a component, but it won't detect its courtyard.
Tom

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Re: Add option for Keepout DRC for Components

#3 Post by Alex » 22 Jun 2021, 08:55

Thank you for the suggestion, we will consider adding the option for placement keepouts in DRC.

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