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How do i create an opening in Paste Mask Top for a circle pad with a thru hole?

Question asked by Gokhan.T on Feb 8, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 11, 2013 by Gokhan.T

HI all,



I am designing a footprint for a Bottom port microphone and have an issue.

I have designed the footprint, 4 square and a circle pad with thru hole for the acoustic-hole.



Is it possibble to make a broken peaces in a circel as seen "Solder Paste Stencil" with 3 spokes?




I`m only able to make regular circle, but this will cause problems when the boards comes to assembly house, nothing will hold the solder paste in the circle, which will cause that the acoustic-hole will be filled with solder paste.


Thanks in advance





Using PADS Layout 2007.1