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Error Creating Mechanical Pins with 17.2

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    Posted: 26 Jan 2018 at 7:36am
There seems to be a problem creating mechanical pins using LibExpert with OrCAD 17.2.  When a non-plated pad is created where the hole is the same size as the pad (i.e., no pad), OrCAD gives a warning that the pad will be drilled through.  Normally, there is a dialog box to save the pad anyway with the warning.  When LibExpert runs the script, this dialog box does not appear and the pad is not created.
 
Has anyone else seen this issue?
 
This used to work correctly with OrCAD 16.6.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 2018 at 10:00am
Please read the User Guide to properly set up your OrCAD PCB preferences. 


In particular, focus on making sure the drill warnings are suppressed per section 2, and that the Padpath and PsmPath are correct per section 1.

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Tom, thanks for pointing that out. Suppressing the drill warnings corrected the issue.
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