Does anyone have some SKILL code that will clear silkscreen lines back x distance from pins, either as a group or individually? I want to use this during footprint building. Currently I have to use delete and cut to remove pieces of lines that run through pads.
In reply to oldmouldy:
In reply to chads108:
Dave Elder, Tait Communications
In reply to eDave:
Thank you for the offer, but our silkscreen rarely follows the assembly outline. For us, the assembly outline is at maximum tolerance and the silkscreen is at median tolerance condition. I think from our standpoint, having a routine that will delete the silkscreen line back some default distance from the pad, or mask edge, of a pin, or pins, would make the most sense. Thank you anyway.
In reply to eDaNoy:
It's a context file in the meantime. Load it by using the commands:
In Skill (or allegro.ilinit):
axlCmdRegister("clear pin silk" 'EDAVE_clearPinSilk ?cmdType "interactive")
Type "clear pin silk 0.25 0.2" on the command line to use a soldermask clearance of 0.25 and a minimum line length of 0.2 (These are mm, you should use appropriate values for your units. eg "clear pin silk 10 8" for mils.
You can incorporate the call into your Skill routine by calling the function EDAVE_clearPinSilk. Eg EDAVE_clearPinSilk(0.25 0.2)
The default for sm clearance is 0.25mm and for minimum line length - 0.21mm
Post a message if you have any problems.
Thank you. It work great. Having never used a contect file before, it took me a little trial and error to get it to initiate through my allegro.ilinit. Once I figured that out, I created a custom menu pick to run the routine. Perfect. Thanks again.
Wow, obviously it was too early for my grammar, and spelling, to work in my previous post this morning.
the file is in .cxt, but not a skill file. Any guide to open the file?
In reply to soonlin:
I am new to use these skill files can you please help me how to use this silkscreen clearance skill file.
Thanks & Regards,
In reply to soori3:
Thanks for your reply,
Before i start with the skill files loading what i need to map the CDS_ROOT and HOME paths...?
At present i have created a folder skill at the location D:\adw_projects\pcbenv\
And also i have created a text file and changed the extension to .ilinit and placed the file in the above location
Thanks & Regards,