Fiducial Solder Mark

The "Fiducial Marker" analysis allows you to check whether the markers set for the AOI analysis can be implemented according to the selected specifications.

To do this, you must first search for the fiducials in your design (1). Four options, "Pad Usage", "Pad Geometry Name", "Package Name" and direct selection via the tool are provided for this purpose.

You can check the found fiducials for their manufacturability with 3 different parameters (3): "Copper Diameter", "SolderMask Diameter" and "Component Clearance Diameter". The check is then performed using these settings. Again, the results are displayed in the table on the right (4) or can be viewed directly via the tool. Critical errors can also be marked for later use (e.g. in the 'Extended Design Report').

The following functionalities are equally integrated in all six options:

  • It is possible to exclude components from the analysis (2). You can do this either via "Pin Count", "Height" or "Property". Furthermore, a search function via "List" is available, which lists all excluded parts in an overview.
  • With the buttons on the top right side of the window you can export the previously defined settings so that you can reuse them for later analyses. Already saved settings can be imported via the "Import Settings" button. 
  • The last result can be saved and reloaded with the buttons on the lower right side (5). This stored result is also used in the 'Extended Design Report'.
  • Clicking on the question mark on the top right of the window opens the corresponding page of our online manual.