Do you know the best software For Very Simple Layout?
I want to make many boards and I'm troubled with the mess of perf board and the confusion of strip board. I want to try etching my own PCBs using the laser printer method.
If you have a current limited supply and a thermal camera then just run enough current through there to make the short heat up. But it is not necessary to pump a bunch of current in and vaporize it but just enough so that it heats up. And you can see the hot-spot with an IR camera.
If all the other things fails, connect a high current power supply between the +5 and ground, and see what lights up. You must do it in a dark room and shoot a video while you do it, so that you can record where the problem is, just in case you can not see by your eyes because of the quick speed. When you're finished the test, the short will be gone.This is the side benefit of this way.
If you have a current limited supply,and a thermal camera. You can run just enough current through there to make the short heat up. It's not necessary to pump a bunch of current in,and vaporize it, but just enough so that it heats up,and you can see the hot-spot with an IR camera or other equipment.
Go into DRC menu. Examine parameters for any min clearances that are on the small side. Make the minimum clearances incrementally larger until you start getting errors when you run a DRC check.
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