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trace solder mask settings

Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 12:58
by Tomg
Add a "Solder Mask Settings..." tool to the net/trace/segment right-click context menu to make it easier to open up a trace's solder mask for the purpose of adding solder to increase its current-carrying capability.
Selecting this option would bring up a trace-related "Solder Mask" submenu which would allow the user to...
* Easily open up (uncover) the mask of a net's selected trace segment(s), trace or all of the net's traces.
* Enter a custom solder mask swell setting to further widen the opening if needed.
* Quickly return the selected segment(s)/trace/net solder mask to its normal (covered) state.

As an example, the menu sequence could look something like the following...
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The present method as recommended by DipTrace works, but it is also somewhat tedious, time-consuming and potentially imprecise.

Re: trace solder mask settings

Posted: 28 Jan 2022, 10:02
by Alex
Many users asked the feature, we will implement it in the future.