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How to Define Through-hole Pads using OrCAD and Allegro Padstack Editor

Learn how to create through-hole padstacks which adhere to IPC standards in OrCAD PCB Designer.
Duration: 00:09:48

Through-hole pads are often required for PCB footprints. This video will teach you how to create through-hole padstacks in OrCAD PCB 17.4. Throughout this video, you will learn:

  • The user interface and GUI of the Padstack editor in OrCAD 17.4
  • Types of mask layers.
  • How to create through-holes that adhere to IPC Standards
    • Determine the margins and offsets
    • Determine naming conventions
  • How to import the created through-hole padstack

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

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