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    Posted: 17 Sep 2012 at 11:39am

Tom or anyone,

 
When I tried to create a rectangular padstack in padstack designer I could only get square.
 
Every time I click on the rectangle it ould pop up square.
 
Any help?  Confused
 
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Actually, the pad stack designer, though functional doesn't currently contribute to any footprint generator process and really should be turned off.  It was used primarily a tool for developing the pad stack software.
However, since you asked...notice the Height & Width controls below the Shape selection pull down menu.
If you change width to be longer than height or height to be less than width you'll get the rectangle shape.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rdl86626 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2012 at 1:05pm
So you can not edit a padstack in this tool, only in the board software?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Tom H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2012 at 1:31pm
That's correct for V2012.
 
We will add many new interactive advanced features in the V2013 release.
 
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I hope you could complete the padstack manager so it will generate a perfect solder paste layer. All with rounded corners, percentage reductions etcetera. Then I can ask the assembly facility that no adjustments have to be made to that layer.

Success to the software developers!

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Adding a Paste Mask reduction by percentage is high on our list on new features for V2012.
 
But our first goal is to complete the standard Through-hole component families.
 
I believe the answer to the first question in this thread has been answered - Yes PCB Footprint Expert for Rounded Rectangle pad shape now works in Allegro.
 
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