Hi, new here. Have always been able to fix my issues by googling, but this one has me tied in fits.
I was playing with coax calculator and somehow got the minimum clearance stuck on 0.020"
I’ve never had this issue before today, the clearances have always matched the board setup:
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The above is from a project built before today, and still uses the correct clearance when I load it now.
Whatever I did today gets me stuck here, both with the project I was working on, and anything new I create:
The above shows foo, bar and glop, top to bottom.
Note that I can set the clearance larger than 0.020", but not smaller:
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When using default the issue is the same.
I see nothing in constraints to explain it:
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I’m sure its something I configured somewhere today, either in the main screen, the schematic editor, or the PCB editor.
I upgraded from 6.0 to 7.0 in an attempt to fix it, no luck…
Here’s my exa,ple of a working project
Here’s my example of the board config:
Finally, here’s my constraints file:
Hello and welcome
Minimum clearance in Zone Properties???
Also, by reading various threads, you have “self promoted” yourself to Basic User (
see here), so you may include many images and links in single posts now.
I just found that here:
I’m new to coplanar waveguide pcb layouts, and to do this I am using KiCad. I want to make this RF circuit to have 5 mil clearance around all the traces, and I’m laying down fresh (no netlist pulled in from a schematic). Whenever I try to fill a copper zone surrounding a trace, I never get a spacing (clearance) between the copper plane and the trace. Instead it looks like the copper plane is engulfing the trace. Any advice? I am trying to use a .005" clearance
Thanks for your time…
Double-click your copper zone. Copper Zone Properties dialog should appear.
Type 0.005 into the Clearance field.
Click the OK button.
Re-run the DRC tool.
Now the question is how I set it in the first place … its been a LONG day.
See the image i posted above.
Double left click the blue icon and then fill in the square.
I’m using 7.0 now, and double-clicking the icon only puts me into “add zone” mode.
I have to double-click the existing copper zone to get to that menu.
Sorry about that misinformation.
Glad you found a way to get to that menu.
You can also single click the Icon then single click any workspace, easiest if empty space.
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