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 Building "odd" padstack 

Last post Mon, Feb 24 2014 2:00 AM by steve. 1 replies.
Started by Yoda5939 19 Feb 2014 01:47 PM. Topic has 1 replies and 1200 views
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  • Wed, Feb 19 2014 1:47 PM

    • Yoda5939
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    I have been trying to build a 3 slotted padstack with only one pin and two mechanical slots. The pin is identified as the 'hot" pin and the other two slots are null mechanical slots. I then laid top and bottom etch to assure continuity. I then brought the part into a drawing and to check it out I laid a dynamic shape. Well, the shape attached only only to my designated pin and not to the adjacent slots. What did I do wrong?

    Ron Scott 

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  • Mon, Feb 24 2014 2:00 AM

    • steve
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    Re: Building "odd" padstack Reply

     The restriction is that a mechanical pin will not connect to a copper shape. You need to make it a three connect pin symbol with pin1 and fix1, fix2, then in the schematic make a connection there and when you import the netlist you will have connections between the three pins. There are "workarounds" to make the shape connect to the pins with a combination of waive drc's and properties on pins but you really should make the connectivuty match your design intent.

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Started by Yoda5939 at 19 Feb 2014 01:47 PM. Topic has 1 replies.