This walk-through demonstrates how to create and place mechanical symbols. After you complete this topic, you will be able to:
To follow along, continue working with the design completed in PCB Walkthrough 1 or open the provided board file in the folder directory, PCB Walkthrough 2_Mechanical Symbols.
If materials were not downloaded at the beginning of the walk-through, they can be accessed through the Materials tab above.
Note: Included in the design files for PCB-Walk-through 2: Mechanical Symbols, is a mechanical library. If you do not want to create the mechanical symbol, copy the .bsm and .dra files included in the mechanical library and paste the files in the standard PCB footprint library: C:\Cadence\SPB_17.4\share\pcb\pcb_lib\symbols
Note: The Options window will need to be activated for the ability to browse for a padstack. If you do not see the options window, select View > Windows > Options from the menu.
Note: If you do not see the command window, select View > Windows > Command from the menu. If you receive an error that the pin cannot be placed outside of the drawing extents, you need to change the origin. Select Setup > Design Parameters > Design. Under Move Origin, add 100 in the x and y locations to move origin. Click OK.
Note: This sets the radius of the circle. You can also drag the circle to the desired size and click to place.
Note: To place all four mounting holes consecutively, select Advanced Settings and set AutoNext to Disable. Make sure to Close the placement window. Do not X out the window or the last hole will not be placed. To move the mounting hole, select Setup > Application Mode > Placement Edit from the menu. Click to select the hole and click to place.