Can you set Electrical Clearance in the Design Rules for the Route Tool Path

Modified by Admin on Jun 4, 2021

Route Tool Path is defined on Mechanical layer, how can I define clearance to this path?

Applicable Versions: 18, 18.1, 19, 19.1, 20, 20.1

Solution Details

 

Because the Route Tool Path is defined on a mechanical layer, you cannot use Electrical Clearance against these primitives, instead the Route Tool Path lines need to be used to create Board Cut-outs which we can then use in an Electrical Clearance rule.

 

To accomplish this take the following steps:

 

• Select the primitives in the Rout Tool Path (Typically the easiest method for this is to select one line in the path,  then press TAB to select all connected lines)

 

• With the primitives from the path selected. go to Tools ► Convert ► Create Board Cut-out from selected Primitives

 

•  You will be prompted with a message that an enclosed shape could not be found, asking if you would like to create the cutout from the edges, press OK to create the cut-out from the edges of your selection.

 

You should now have cut-outs which Electrical Clearance rules can be applied to.

 

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