2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 18, 2010 1:26 PM by Wayne

    Create a footprint with board cutout?

    Wayne

      Hello all,

      I am new this group so forgive me if this is in the wrong place...

      I have a surface mount relay that has a portion of the body of the part lower than the pins.  This requires a cutout in the board.

      I want to create the footprint with the cutout as part of it - I don't want to have to add it into every design post part placement.

      I've not had to deal with this issue with PADS before so i'm not sure if the tool will allow me to do it or not.

      I've tried using the slot feature for a pad but that doesn't look like it's going to do the trick.

      If anyone has done this in the past, some help would be appreciated.

      I'm using the latest PADS Power PCB.

      Thanks in advance.

      Wayne.