Design Rule Check(s). This is something your CAD software can run. For example, in a schematic are there any single-pin nets?

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Clearance DRC capacitor

I'm getting a clearance error in Eagle, as I understanded, the error comes from the distance between two signals. As you can see in this image there is this pointy thing between pads. What is this ? ...
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Altium: how to display all DRC errors?

I've routed my PCB but had to change the minimum keepout rules which means I'll now have a lot of DRC errors - most tracks are too closely placed together and that would violate the new keepout rule. ...
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(How) can I import design rules from Eagle or Altium in gEDA pcb?

As I'm using gEDA for my personal and professional designs and Eurocircuits for fabrication, I'd like to use Eurocircuits.com DRU templates in gEDA but I have no idea how to — or if possible at all. ...
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How to Allow Shorts Between the same Net in Altium

I have some pads and tracks that are different primitives but are the same net in an Altium layout. Altium keeps flagging these as ShortCircuit DRC violations, but they're the same net, so I don't ...
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Eagle - clearance errors and display errors

I am beginning with eagle, I have not any experience with this program. Could you please tell me, what does it mean clearance error, overlap error and dimension error. How could I avoid it and remove ...
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Altium Design Rule - Selecting Pads Whose Parent Component is not type “No BOM”

I can create a query to select only pads and a query to select only components who are not type "No BOM", but I can't seem to find a way to put these together to create a design rule that only selects ...
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Stop mask error upon running DRC in Eagle 7.3.0

I'm working on my first board layout using Eagle (7.3.0). I've got the layout done, but when I run DRC, I get a number of Stop Mask errors: These seem to be due to small rectangles on the tStop ...
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Altium - Change Color of Error Text in HUD

I had this set up on my PC a few weeks ago but lost it when I had to switch computers. I am trying to remember how to change the color of the Online DRC Errors shown in the HUD when hovering over the ...
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Power Isolation generating error in KiCAD

I've created a ferrite bead part with two passive pins. When I insert it in a power line, it causes an error "ErrType(3): Pin connected to some others pins but no pin to drive it" Changing the pins to ...
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Orcad DRC Error

I am new to Orcad Cadence 16.5 Schematics. i drawn a schematics and while running DRC, the following error repeatedly occurs for all Components. Please help me to eradicate the below errors: ...
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Are acid traps real? (2014)

Some people online say that acute angles in trace routing will cause these problems: "Acid Trap" - PCB etchant gets stuck in the corner, and eats away too much, causing open circuit "Peelable" - ...
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What are standard design rules for a Flex Printed Circuit (FPC)?

For an FPC made out of Kapton (polyimide), what are the: min trace width min trace-trace separation min distance from a trace to the edge of the FPC min drill hole diameter min distance from a drill ...
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Need for DRC for Gerbers?

In reference to this question, do you actually perform DRC on Gerbers? Or do you do it for the PCB (post-design or interactive) and trust that the generated Gerbers will be OK?
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Creating a custom library part in EagleCAD and avoiding DRC Errors

I made a custom footprint for an SMD connector I'm using. I wanted to build vias into the footprint for each pad and to connect a trace from each pad to its via. The reason I want to do this is so ...
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DRC tool for Gerber files

Do you know any tools which perform design rule checking for Gerber files of PCB and are suitable for using in batch mode on a remote server? Something similar to what BatchPCB or FreeDFM uses (I ...
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Is it important that vias are plated on a PCB?

As in the title. I've noticed several PCBs of mine have vias which are not plated - they do not have a characteristic "gold" shine to them. I suspect this is because I was pushing the limits of drill ...
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Is it possible to repair a PCB which has suffered a DRC failure?

Okay, so I was a bit of an idiot while designing my PCB. The specifications of my PCB fab were 6/6 mil trace/space, and the boards did not meet this. So, below is the design for the PCB: The trace ...
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Suggested schematic check DRC settings for Tools>Verify in DxDesigner

I am using DxDesigner for the first time (9.2). When running a Design Rules Check (DRC) there are many rules that can be applied. Many of them make sense to check, e.g. "Property name exceeds ...