Calculate Areas

With our PCB-Investigator you can calculate areas of copper on your PCB.
Or all other materials e.g. paste or coating or gold too. You can use selection to get the used area of nets, layers or pin pads.

  • You need the complete board area?
  • You need the percentage of copper, coating or paste usage on a layer?
  • Is there a good balance of the used material concerning the stackup?
  • Do you have a complex area fill and you need the area?
  • You need the material usage of one net or maybe of nets on many layers?
  • You search for a fast answer of how much material is used?

For such questions you can use the "calculate area" dialog to find the answer.
You can export the results in MS Excel or copy the list in any other editor. This gives you an easy way to use the results later again.

If you need parts of the profile, it is possible to use one script "Create_Polygon_of_Selection"* to generate a surface with the profile outline.
After creating the profile surface you can cut it with negative lines in smaller parts and calculate the area of this parts.



*you can download the script "Create_Polygon_of_Selection" in web tab of scripting tool under "editing"

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