Removal of Non Functional Pads

Bug #1728517 reported by Bert Timmerman
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Bug Description

Can be done by removing "non-functional pads" on inner layers.

Can be done by removing "non-functional pads" on outer layers.

Some manufacturers do this by default because it saves on drills and apparently makes for a more reliable via.

There may be other reasons for doing this, capacitance or something.

Some layout tools can do this automatically, but if you need the added space for routing I think you need a bit more trickery and design a proper pad-stack.



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Bert Timmerman (bert-timmerman) wrote :

Padstacks should be editable during layout time.

If the Gerber files are different from what is seen on the screen,
the production file generation is broken.

summary: - Remove unused pads from gerber files
+ Removal of Non Functional Pads
Changed in pcb:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Chad Parker (parker-charles) wrote :

I agree this would be a nice feature. In order to implement it, I think we would need to design a padstack system in pcb. Doing so could solve several problems, but is a major undertaking.

Changed in pcb:
milestone: none → future-feature-release
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