Is there an easy way to stop the copper pour extending beyond the size of the dimension layer?
I was panelizing some PCB boards. When I set the copper pour wire size to zero for easy placement, all the thermal wires had become zero. so there must be something wrong.
but is there an easy way to stop the copper pour extending beyond the size of the dimension layer?
Prashanth Gunjur Munireddy
Don't set the wire size in a polygon. With a width of zero the polygon may not even render correctly.
If you set the copper pour size to zero, it produces gerbers that cause problems. So don’t do that.
Copper pour wire size is thermal wire size. But copper pour wire size has nothing to do with placement. Set "orphans off", then the copper pour is limited with the dimension layer, as long as there are no pads outside the dimension layer. I usually place the copper pour polygone exactely where I want the borders.
An interesting post.