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Spacing / Clearance question

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:21 pm
by DanBrunermer

What's the minimum spacing between a silkscreen line and an SMT pad?

Thanks, Dan B.

Re: Spacing / Clearance question

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 8:19 am
by Matt Rhodes
Hello Dan,

Officially there is no minimum spacing between the silkscreen line and any exposed copper. As long as you remember to leave the Silkscreen Clip option turned on (this is default on for every quote form) you can have the silkscreen draw right over the top. Then we will worry about cutting that silkscreen away from the drawing so you receive a clean and solder able service.

If in the event you choose not to have this option turned on then I wouldn't have the silkscreen drawn any further towards your pad than the outer edge of your soldermask opening for said pad. With a draw back of about 5mils. The 5mils added will account for the soldermask registration tolerance.

Re: Spacing / Clearance question

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:30 am
by grosirbrosd
Thank Matt. Very appreciate much help.

Re: Spacing / Clearance question

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:23 am
by Robert Ohanesian
Hello grosirbrosd,

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