Wishlist: Global solder mask offset value specifically for PTH Vias

Bug #1089634 reported by Hamish Mead on 2012-12-12
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Bug Description

Application: Pcbnew
Version: (2012-11-16 BZR 3805)-testing

The objective of this feature is "negative offset around PTH vias".

It is best understood by viewing the attached image, a snippet from Wurth Elektronik's PCB Basic Design Guide.

To currently achieve the desired effect, (a negative-offset solder mask around vias ONLY) a global solder mask negative offset value needs to be specified - and that in turn needs over-riding with (normal) positive offset at footprint level; for every component pad. This is inefficient and will almost certainly result in introduced errors.

Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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