KLC F4.6

Local clearance and settings should be set to zero

Pad clearance values are determined using a priority system, which checks the following locations for clearance values, in descending order of priority. If a particular setting reads as zero (0) then it is ignored, and the next location is checked.

  1. Local pad settings - If an individual pad specifies clearance values, these are used

  2. Footprint settings - If clearance values are specified in the Footprint Properties window, these are used

  3. Global settings - If no values are specified as above, then the global values (as specified in PCB settings dialog) are used.

Unless there is a specific reason for setting explicit values for local clearance values for pads or pins, they should be left at zero (0).

Exceptions:

If the component datasheet calls for specific clearance values for a particular pad (or the entire footprint) then these values should be used as appropriate.

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