Changes between Version 8 and Version 9 of KiCAD5LayoutTips


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Mar 21, 2022, 12:04:08 PM (7 months ago)
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Eric Hazen
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    9898* Route all traces which are not trivially short as horizontal and vertical segments with vias (you can remove extra vias later).  When you start to work in congested areas you will see why this is a good idea.
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     100* Remember that for SMT (surface-mount) parts that if you want to make a connection to a different layer from the one the part is on that you need a via for each connection.  Never put vias through component pads or touching them; always route a short trace and then place the via.  (there are exceptions like thermal vias, but an engineer will tell you if these are needed).