I've looked at several forms/user guides/help documents and I'm unable to find the answers I'm looking for. I'm using orcad capture 16.2. I do *not* have CIS :'(
1. Is there a straightforward way to keep schematic compenonts off of the BOM. e.g. a PCB pad, fiducials, etc. EDIT: I'm aware there is a BOM_IGNORE property, but does this work on orcad captures BOM tool. Does it also affect the pcb editor properties? (BOM report,Component placement report...)
2. Is there a way to mark components as do not stuff so that when generating the BOM it will mark those components as such.
3. What is the preferred method for adding parts to the BOM that do not exist in the circuits but are part of the PCB assembly? e.g. heatsink. I read somewhere that making a library part with no pins is the way to go.
I'm looking for a way for the Bill of Materials tool to automate these for me. I want the BOM to output the "Item" "Qty" "Reference" "Part" and "Companies Part Number" fields such that I do not have to manually edit them whatsoever. Then I can add any other info from my own database such as RoHS status, description manufactures alternates etc.