FreePCB-2

an open source PCB editor for Microsoft Windows, released under the GNU General Public License.

View paste mask status of pins.

There is a case when you need to see certain PCB parts, all pins of which do not have a paste mask. For example, if your parts installer puts only smd parts on a printed circuit board, then you will need to prepare the file by removing parts with through pins from it. Ifobox has a column that shows the state of the paste mask for each pin of parts. Go to the PIN tab, then right-click on the pin list field and enter the settings menu. Here, in the settings window, select the 'Pin Paste mask check' option. Close the settings window, and now the 'Paste' column is displayed in our main infobox. In the cells of this column you can find the following words:

1) On 2) Off 3) On (All) 4) Off (All)

If you probably understand everything with the first two points, then the word 'All' in the third and fourth points means that all pins related to this part have the same status. For example, if the pin status of part R1.1 has the value 'On (All)', this means that both R1.2 and R1.3 … and R1.X - also have the status ‘On’.

In the filter cell, just enter the line 'Off (' to filter the parts that do not contain paste. Then you can go to the PARTS tab and highlight these details using the right-click menu. (Highlight all)