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Removal of Non Functional Pads

Bug #1728517 reported by Bert Timmerman on 2017-10-30
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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.

http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/1871852/Content_for_Degreed.com/Previous_Content/Non-Functional-Pads-Should-they-Stay-or-Should-they-Go.pdf?t=1489525465474

https://www.polarinstruments.com/support/reliability/pads-nopads.pdf

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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