DFA TIP: Pay attention to part-to-part spacing

One of the frequently asked questions posed by designers who are not yet board masters is regarding component-to-component spacing. Placing a component too close to another component can create various issues which may require re-design and re-fabrication, which results in a loss of time and money.

Board masters use several techniques to avoid part-to-part spacing issues during assembly. They design their footprint in such a way that there is always enough gap between component boundaries. This alleviates any potential issues that could arise from components being too close during placement.

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