Altium NEXUS Documentation

Working with the Silk To Silk Clearance Design Rule on a PCB in Altium NEXUS

Created: March 23, 2017 | Updated: July 2, 2021
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Rule category: Manufacturing

Rule classification: Binary

Summary

This rule defines the minimum clearance allowed between text and other objects on a silkscreen layer.

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 Defining, Scoping & Managing PCB Design Rules.

Constraints

Default constraint for the Silk To Silk Clearance rule.Default constraint for the Silk To Silk Clearance rule.

  • Silk Text to Any Silk Object Clearance - specifies the minimum permissible clearance between any two silkscreen objects.

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 expressions match the object(s) being checked.

Rule Application

Online DRC and Batch DRC.

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