Question

How can I control the spacing for mechanical holes?


Solution

The constraints in the spacing domain are for electrical (copper) objects in the database. Mounting holes are excluded from the pin spacing constraints. To set the spacing values for mechanical pins, access the design constraints by completing the steps that follow.

  1. Select the menu Setup > Constraint Modes.

  2. Select Design in the left pane of the window that opens.

  3. Expand the Mechanical Spacing selection on the right side.



  4. Set values as desired and select the On check box to enable the constraint. If you prefer to use the Hole spacing in the Spacing domain, select that check box in the Value column.