Well no answers yet? I have looked and searched and it appears PADS VX with integrated flow has taken
away the ability to address clearance rules for anything but a net. General clearance one can only see placement outline to placement outline
and no way to add anything here. This is pretty unacceptable if there is no way to add a rule for board edge clearance to something else?
Is anything planned for future releases to fix this issue?
There were some initial limitations with the Integrated flow with regard to the clearance rules.
But I suspect you are using an earlier version of the integrated flow, in VX.2 clearances were added for the following:
Board Edge Clearance to:
Copper Clearance to:
This was included in the Release Highlights:
Hope this helps.
Great thanks, amazing something like that could be left out of even an early release, but good to know something is back in.
I have not installed or looked at the .2 release yet still running 1.2 just finishing up a small project right after that the .2 will be installed.
Oops just thought of something else, if you happen to know the answer. I used a board file that I have set up
as a template (not a startup file) It was used in a netlist flow when we were using Orcad for front end.
The rules for board outline have been maintained even though you can't see or change them.
When you do a design verify those board outline errors show up at what the clearance should be and what ti is.
When I install the .2 release will those same rules set up from that pcb file that was netlist & now integrated
will the existing board outline clearances hold up? Or could there end up being an inconsistency there
now in .2 to setting a board clearance?? Will .2 delete that setup and let you set new up or wll .2 use those numbers
The setting is partially there in the earlier VX releases as well. In PADS select Tools > Options and click on Routing > General and there is an option called Board Outline Standoff.
Oh yes OK so for these at least I can get rid of the errors imposed by being set prior to being a integrated flow board.