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Set the Forward to PCB flag to False - select the symbol and on the context menu select Layout - Exclude from layout.
See also the posts listed here Setting a component a "non-assembled"/unpopulated
Thanks Robert worked like a charm in the schematic.
I tried to set the forward to PCB to false on the symbol in the library as this symbol would only ever be used for an LED holder
as a part for BOM only, but it would not work every time I set it to false it reverted to true and would not save that way.
But in the schematic worked fine, however the order of things seemed to have an affect on outcome.
If I set the Forward to PCB to false on part first then set the Exclude from layout my false setting reverted back to true.
However if you do the Exclude first then set to false it worked and sa
saved both settings correctly.
So the Forward to PCB cannot be done at the library level then?
On another note too I did quite a bit of searching for this in docs & help, I found nothing.
I still gotta say the way Mentor has search set up all the words I use never seem to render much help.
So thanks very much for the help here.
Either set forward to pcb as false via the properties dialog or the context menu, not both. If using the properties dialog also set Exclude from Partlist = False, it isn't implied.
Do a search using this string in the PADS Designer users guide 'exclude parts from layout' it provides a table of the options two variables, but you are correct that our serach could be better.
OK great thanks well it worked setting both, but I will go back and fix. Will also check out user guide again with that terminology.
I knew how to set an Exclude from parts list adding it as a property on other parts, in this case I do want it on the BOM
just don't want a decal.