I’d like to know how many layers I will have if I will use V6. I don’t have Win10 so I don’t try to install V6 now.
Following is the explanation from where my layers question comes - you can omit reading it.
After a few changes to my decisions and reworking all my footprints according to them, I was happy until … a few days ago we got 100 PCBs from a new contract manufacturer who used wave soldering to assemble some THT components (previously they were assembled manually).
My current use of 4 user layers (Dwgs, Cmts, Eco1, Eco2).
1 - not to be printed in PCB documentation, to be copied to another PCBs (case picture),
2 - not to be printed in PCB documentation, connected with footprints (like ‘no trace zone’)
3 - to be printed in documentation (PCB dimensions)
4 - I moved here the mechanical element dimensions from Fab layer (accepting that top and bottom elements I will not be able to separate)
Fab - now I have here the ‘like CrtYd’ picture + polarity marking used in documentation
CrtYd - rectangle around element.
My last change was to move big rectangle + polarity marking from CrtYd to Fab because DRC didn’t like it in CrtYd and mechanical from Fab to one user layer.
As contract manufacturer said according to some ISO… I should mark where PCB should be protected against solder for wave soldering. So I need the layer to add that marking for my PDI (serial programming) footprint to not have to clear manually all that holes from solder to be able to use them.
Now I am starting to search in my backups to get back my footprints from before last change.
And from now on I will always have in DRC to switch off CrtYd checking.
If in V6 there are more user layers then I will have to change my decisions once more.