[Solved] Pad too close to pad error

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I’ve got a strange issue which has me pulling out my hair.

I’ve downloaded a project from github and adding a few extra components. The problem is when I place a jumper with footprint Jumper:SolderJumper-3_P1.3mm_Open_RoundedPad1.0x1.5mm
and run DRC I get:

Screenshot from 2021-07-09 16-03-20

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I’ve removed all of the components from the circuit except the jumper to simplify things. I can’t really understand why this error is occurring.

If I create a new project and place this footprint I don’t have this issue so there can’t be a problem with the Kicad footprint.

I then though it must be some setting in the board setup design rules, but I have compared them for this project and the new working project and they are the same.

Project attached:
Test.zip (5.2 KB)

I must be missing something simple.

Application: KiCad
Version: 5.1.10-88a1d61d58~88~ubuntu20.04.1, release build
wxWidgets 3.0.4
libcurl/7.68.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1f zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.7 libidn2/2.2.0 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.2.0) libssh/0.9.3/openssl/zlib nghttp2/1.40.0 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Linux 5.4.0-77-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
Build Info:
wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 3.24
Boost: 1.71.0
OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
Curl: 7.68.0
Compiler: GCC 9.3.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:

The clearances of your signals is to big, you can see the thin red line around the pads, it is used to show the clearence of the pads, check in the ‘net classes’ what your standard clearence is and maybe if those signals have their own clearence definitions

Thanks, that did it. I looked everywhere except that.

The clearance on the project was 0.2mm.
With a new project it defaults to 0.3mm. I changed it to 0.3mm and it no longer gives the error.

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