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RF Shield clearence violation

Question asked by Peter_Karlsen on Jan 29, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 2, 2014 by hgibbons

Hi,

 

I have a design where I use some RF shield boxes.

The footprint for the box is a closed rectangle with a 1.5mm wide line. I have made a single pad i one corner, and combined it with 1.5mm wide copper strips along the edges of the rectangle.

 

The problem is that I can place the outline of the shielded box on my pcb, and I can place the components of the circuits that need to go into the box in Layout, but when I switch to Router to lay some tracks, I get a clearence violation when I select the pads of the components inside the box.

 

Is there a way to define the area inside the rectange as a valid place to have components? Or is there a workaround?

Should the RF shield footprint have been made differently?

 

Regards,

 

Peter Karlsen

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