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PADS, routing problem

Discussion in 'CAD' started by mili, May 12, 2006.

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  1. mili

    mili Guest

    I work a simple single sided board in PADS. I have my components placed
    on board and all rules are set. Some of the tracks are routed ok. But a
    little rectangle (rhomb in fact) appers at the corners of some routed
    nets!!!
    Could anyone tell me what is that and how to remove that? I've verified
    my design and there is no clearance errors or any other error....

    sorry for my bed english :)
     
  2. Joel Kolstad

    Joel Kolstad Guest

    It's sounds like a "tack," which is an indication of where a segment begins or
    ends as far as PADS database is concerned. These days they're pretty
    meaningless and can be ignored; apparently historically the problem was that
    selection commands and routing commands could only start at tacks (and while
    PADS still lacks many features -- even what most people these days consider
    quite basic ones, especially given the 5 digit price tag -- it certainly will
    let you select and re-route traces from anywhere you like).

    You can turn off their display from Tools->Options->Routing->Options->Show
    Tacks.

    ---Joel Kolstad
     
  3. Joel is right, you are probably just seeing the tacks. The one place where I
    have ever seen them cause any issues was when interactive routing with the
    push and shove routines. Segments that were tacked would commonly not push
    or shove properly. That said, the interactive routing would put the tacks
    there in the first place, not something that I had purposely done, so it was
    a bit frustrating.
     
  4. mili

    mili Guest

    Thank you guys.
     
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