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Hi all, On the Design Rule Check Report various errors are reported Viz 

Track to Drill Hole error (T-D) at (478.00 496.38) on layer "Top Copper".

 

    Track too wide to backoff from drill.

Can some one please tell me how to decipher the number location given for each error  and how to reduce the width of the track. 

Thanks  Geoff

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May 20, 2019 13:55

The pair of numbers between the parentheses in the error message are the x, y coordinates of the violation on the board. As Boss said, clicking on the error in the Errors category of the Goto tab of the Interaction Bar is a quick way to get to the error.
Or you can selec View > Goto > XY... from the menu and type the two numbers there.
Knowing that the numbers are the x,y locations is helpful if you are looking at the list of errors in the report and want a sense of their clustering.

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May 20, 2019 13:55

Hi Geoff, you don't need the locations interpreted, launch the Interaction Bar by shortcut F9 and click the "Goto" tab at the bottom, now from the pulldown options at the top select "errors". If you zoom in the PCB view and click on the error it will be centralized on the display and high lighted.
The backoff errors can be ignored as they only apply to photoplotter. See Help for details of errors, but also post and use the DSPCB forum for many already answered.
https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/200624545-DesignSpark-PCB-Discussion
and also have a look at the FAQs if you are new to DSPCB
https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/201145765-DesignSpark-PCB

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