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PCB Design Optimization (updated September 5, 2013)
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Thanks! Very good overview!
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Great! This is one of the most excellent document I have read.

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Hello - We have been creating our standard library component padstacks with a one-to-one relationship between the pad size and the Soldermask size.  On our fabrication drawing we then include the following note: "RESIZING FOR OPTIMAL MASK CLEARANCE TO CONDUCTIVE FEATURES PERMISSIBLE."  Is this the best approach or should we be internally adjusting our SM to Pad clearances for each design before we release them for fabrication?
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You're on the right track. When I tour manufacturing facilities and that question always comes up and the answer is always the same. Please provide all solder mask features 1:1 scale so we have a known starting point to swell the mask to fit your PCB trace/space technology and our fabrication tolerance.
 
"The Solder Mask provided in the Gerber data can be swelled to accomodate your manufacturing tolerances. Do not expose any traces, vias or copper pour."
 
There a many different ways to word this fabrication note, so I would discuss it with the fabrication shop to get their feedback.
 
I have noticed in many CAD tools that they provide a global solder mask swell for pad features, but if you do this, I would also notify fabrication what you did.
 
 
 
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