Manufacturing - Layer Pairs

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Rule category: Manufacturing

Rule classification: Unary


This rule checks to ensure that the used drill-pairs match the currently defined drill-pairs. The used drill-pairs are determined from the vias and pads found in the board. The permissable drill-pairs are defined in the Drill-Pair Manager dialog.

All design rules are created and managed within the PCB Rules and Constraints Editor dialog. For a high-level view of working with the design rules system, see Constraining the Design - Design Rules. For detailed information regarding how to target the objects that you want a design rule to apply to, see Scoping Design Rules.


Default constraint for the Layer Pairs rule.Default constraint for the Layer Pairs rule.

  • Enforce layer pairs settings - specifies whether the check is made or not.

How Duplicate Rule Contentions are Resolved

All rules are resolved by the priority setting. The system goes through the rules from highest to lowest priority and picks the first one whose scope expression matches the object(s) being checked.

Rule Application

Online DRC, Batch DRC, and during interactive routing.

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