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   - Use tolerances in the component properties (for resistors and relevant components)   - Use tolerances in the component properties (for resistors and relevant components)
   - Use the minimum recomended voltages for capacitors in the component properties   - Use the minimum recomended voltages for capacitors in the component properties
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 +  - Review and reconsider all design: done
 +    - New stm32 pin usage to fit PWM board usage and compatibility:​ done
 +  - Download all datasheets: almost ready
 +  - Check ICs functionality (datasheet):​ done
 +    - Component values checking: done
 +  - Create hierarchical sheets for each module: done
 +  - Check recommended circuitry for each module (datasheet):​ done
 +  - Create new IC symbols: done
 +  - Check pins (names, numbers, pintypes): done
 +  - Create schematics: done
 +  - Check schematics: done
 +  - Anotate components: done
 +  - Create Part and Web component fields: done
 +  - Set Part to manufacturer number and Web to distributor product webpage: done
 +  - Check availability,​ end-of-life,​ obsolete, find replacement,​ update fields: done
 +    - Availability:​
 +    - Check package sizing: done
 +    - For capacitors, check (voltajes): done
 +    - Try to select only one component for each main value (even if voltage is higher than necessary in some components):​ done
 +  - Assign corresponding footprints: done
 +  - Check and modify footprints to allow handsoldering:​ done
 +  - Start PCB: done
 +  - Set Design rules (Find all possible manufacturers and use the worse design rules from all the manufacturers combined): done
 +  - Make the biggest board size possible with the most affordable price to set a maximum size for the board using the Edge.Cuts layer: done
 +  - Copy the Edge.Cuts lines from the other .kicad_pcb file from another project to the current file in case that the same board size and shape is needed: done
 +  - Don't forget the mounting holes for the boards: done
 +  - Set the global minimum design rules: done
 +  - Set common track widths and via sizes (GND, Power lines, analog signals, digital signals, high voltage low amp, high voltage high amp): done
 +  - Use net classes for these common track widths: done
 +  - Read netlist: done
 +  - Assign all net points to net classes: done
 +  - Draw drafts testing different configurations of main modules, taking into account power supply lines, analog signals, digital signals, different grounds and the layer to use in each in such a way to avoid interference and many other problems: done
 +  - Position the biggest components, for each module first, then position components according to function and datasheet recommendations:​ done
 +  - Construct schematic modules as PCB modules: done
 +  - Move them to final position: done
 +  - Connect them: done
 +  - Create big GND and power lines: done
 +  - Create GND planes, move lines to allow planes to permate more: done
 +  - Do via stitching: done
 +  - Do DRC checks: done
 +  - Add logos: done
 +  - Relocate vias to not disturb logos: done
 +  - Relocate Silkscreen reference names: done
 +  - Create division lines to clarify and present modules location: done
 +  - Add project name and board revision number: done
 +  - Check distances of external boards (in case of multiple connector external boards): done
 +  - Assemble external boards with 3d viewer to check mechanical and assembly problems visually (pay attention to connectors and big components):​ done
 +  - Check orientation of pins of stm32f4 in passthrough and all: done
 +  - Annotate in PCB pins used in stm32f4: done
 +  - Edit Additional indication naming: done
 +  - Add polarity symbols for ports: done
 +  - Buy all strange components first: done
 +  - Generate fabrication files: done
 +  - Add missing 3D models: done
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