Occasionally, a boolean operation result will contain tiny shapes (on the order of a few square db units) that are unnecessary or undesirable for the purposes of a rulecheck you are writing or a derived layer you are creating. If you've determined that results with an area of only a few square db units are not worth keeping, they can be removed by using the AREA filter.
Here's an example SVRF code snippet:
// Assume that the output from the following AND occasionally
// produces unwanted results that are less than 2 sq. db.
PADO = AND PAD2 METAL4
PADO_SMOOTHED = AREA PADO > .000002 // eliminate small errors, under a couple square nm.
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