KiCad Design Rules - TODO
Next we’re going to set the design rules for the board.
Looking at this hackaday link for boards made using a Laser Cutter. Its suggests the following
|Track Clearance||15mil (0.381mm)|
|Track Width||22mil (0.5588mm)|
|Drill size||20mil (0.508mm)|
|Vias / Outer||18mil (0.4572mm)||20mil (0.508mm)|
|Pads Top / Bottom||15mil (0.381mm)|
|Autorouting Grid||2mil (0.0508mm)|
They also suggest
- 24 gauge wire or thinner is used for Vias
- Drill bit is 0.02” (0.508mm) in diameter for via holes
- Drill bit is 0.04” (1.016mm) in diameter for header pin holes
Kicad Design Rules
By Selecting Desgin Rules -> Design Rules from the menu we can create a new NetClass to add in values You may want to play around with different smaller values to see what is possible.
Also you need to apply this netclass to all the components on the list