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Correct method to generate a Solder Paste Mask ?

Question asked by mramalfi on Nov 19, 2019
Latest reply on Nov 26, 2019 by chuckt

Greetings, Community,

I have been wondering, for quite awhile actually, on the correct way/layer to generate a Solder Paste Mask.

I have generated the following as a solder paste mask on the 'Paste Mask Top' layer.

Example Top Solder Paste Mask


It is generated using 2D-Line elements. Is this sufficient ? Should the elements be solid ? Will paste mask CAM generation turn the 2D-Line elements into mask 'holes' ?

Need help/feedback please. Thanks.


P.S. Using PADS 9.4