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Unplated thru-hole for axial lead components

Question asked by cleon on Apr 11, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 12, 2012 by yu.yanfeng

My forum searches did not lead me in the right direction so I apologize for any repeats. I want to add unplated thru-holes on the layout board. In the past, I created a custom part that was just thru-holes of different sizes. This has worked for me but as my boards get more complex and more people begin to be involved in the process, I was hoping for a process that didn't involve saturating a BOM with 'thru-hole' parts. I want to just be able to draw a circle on the layout and designate as board cutout.

 

I have attempted to create a circle of board cutout in layout but I am not sure if this will actually lead to a cutout in the board. The circle appears in the drill drawing but there is nothing shown in the NC drill drawing. Any recommendations?

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