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Mechanical layer includes SMD pads

Hi,

we have done many designs with DS and in a recent design we have a problem with SMD pads and showing on the Mechanical layer.

Usually our Mechanical layer just shows the rectagular slots for special components but in this design we are getting grey and red pads for all components. Obvioously not on the Mechanical layer.

What is really annoying is that these are coming out on the Gerber plot file for the mechanical layer and this is causing us issues with our PCB manufacturer.

Any help wpould be appreciated.

Northeastman

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July 13, 2019 08:57

Thanks Boss That was the problem.
In this particular file I had to create the Mechanical layer for a couple of the items and could not understand why the mechanical layer Gerber was showing all the pads. Your answer was perfect.
Thanks again
Allen

July 13, 2019 08:58

Technology -> Layer Types tab. Look at the mechanical row and make sure they are all set to "No", just double click on an entry to toggle.

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July 11, 2019 07:12

Hi Northeastman, the only thing I can think of is you have accidentally turned these on in the Design Technology -> Layer Types tab. Look at the mechanical row and make sure they are all set to "No", just double click on an entry to toggle.

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