I am currently working on a PCB with a lot of components which are very close to one another. For this PCB I do not want to manufacture the silkscreen layers and I do not want the DRC to check for silkscreen errors. Currently I get a lot of "overlap in silkscreen" or "Silkscreen clipped by soldermask" errors. How can I prevent the check on them?

  • KiCAD-version: 5.99 (nightly build)
  • OS: macOS X (11.5.2 Big Sur)

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You can set the violation severity in your "Board Setup" dialog. Change it to "Ignore" for the silkscreen items

Violation severities

  • \$\begingroup\$ You are awesome =) I was halfway there....found board setup, but missed the violation severity option. Thank you! Upvoted and accepted. \$\endgroup\$
    – F_Schmidt
    Sep 7, 2021 at 17:21

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