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How to Define SMD Pads using OrCAD and Allegro Padstack Editor

Learn how to create IPC compliant SMD padstacks for your PCB footprints in OrCAD PCB Designer.
Duration: 00:10:32

SMD pads are commonly used in PCB footprints. This video will teach you how to create SMD pads in OrCAD PCB Designer 17.4. Throughout this video, you will learn about:

  • The user interface and GUI of the Padstack editor in OrCAD and Allegro PCB
  • Types of mask layers
  • How to create pads for surface mount devices (SMD)
  • How to adhere to IPC standards by:
    • Determining the margins
    • Determining offsets
    • Determining naming conventions
  • How to use newly created padstack

To view the demo files and follow along, click here.

Learn how to create IPC compliant through-hole padstacks for your PCB footprints here.

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