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Smart DFM says my board outline is discontinuos

PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:58 pm
by otto9K9otto
I use FreePCB to lay out my board. Then, using Smart DFM to check, it reports that my board outline is discontinuous. The new quote window has a pink tab that says "50 errors" but I cannot click on it. When I click "show errors in ViewMasterEZ" I get a closeup of the text "Board Outline" at the bottom of the drawing. Some of the letters have lines and arrows within them. I suspect it is looking at the text and seeing that not all letters in "Board Outline" are closed polygons. Perhaps I should first purge this text?

Re: Smart DFM says my board outline is discontinuos

PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:27 pm
by otto9K9otto
Hey Otto, It is the text that the DFM program is confusing for the PCB. Just blow away the text and you will be cookin' with gas!

Regards,
Otto

Re: Smart DFM says my board outline is discontinuos

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:43 am
by max
Hello Otto,

Have you managed to complete your checks with Smart DFM?

Let us know if you have any additional problems.

All the best,

Max

Re: Smart DFM says my board outline is discontinuos

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:34 pm
by marius
The data on the board outline layer should contain only the board outline and nothing else. You should delete any text (it will not be useful in fabrication anyway) and any extra decorations, then run the DFM check again.

Re: Smart DFM says my board outline is discontinuos

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:11 pm
by Rehan125
Hey Otto, It is the text that the DFM program is confusing for the PCB. Just blow away the text and you will be cookin' with gas! agrree with that :) :)