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Paste Stencil Sizing


Dear DS PCB Community,

Looking for some assistance with DS PCB/Design Technology/Rules area ...

... the Min Paste Size parameter setting.


For a new design with fine pitch ICs, and some pads at 0.200 x 0.275mm, my CM had flagged that the paste mask (stencil) pads were too small; one other IC was adversely affected also.  They were able to make the adjustment before fabricating our top paste stencil, but have to rectify this in the native data.

Min. Paste Size parameter was defaulted to 0.076mm.  I adjusted to 0.180mm but could not see that it took effect in PCB view with Top Paste Mask layer active.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.

-s, ny