Design Rule Check(s): a checking procedure that the PCB CAD software does against a design rule file.

Design Rule Check(s): a checking procedure that the PCB CAD software does against a design rule file.

During the DRC, the following rules may be checked:

  • Layer construction
  • Track minimum widths, drills, vias, blind vias.
  • Clearance among tracks, pads, smd pads, and vias
  • Distance from wires and pads to edges
  • Pad/drill ratio
  • Shapes and rounding
  • Thermals
  • Masks
  • Cosmetic features