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F9.2 Footprint properties are as default values unless otherwise required in datasheet

Footprint properties should be left as default, unless there is a reason to do so as specified by the footprint datasheet (for example).

  1. Move and Place must be set to Free

  2. Auto Place should be set to 0, 0

  3. Local Clearance Values should all be set to 0


The Local Clearance Values parameters are generally set to 0, indicating that the global clearance values will be used to determine pad clearances.

If all the pads on the particular footprint require a specific clearance value (for e.g. as described by the datasheet) then these values can be used here to override pad-specific settings for the entire footprint.