Plated through slots
To draw a plated through slot:
- Use the trace tool on the board layer to draw the contour of your slot. The slot width should not be below 1mm (0.039")
- Put multilayer pads at each end of the slot:
- Use the polygon tool to draw copper bands on the top and bottom layers so the slot gets completely surrounded with copper on the both top and bottom sides of your board:
- Use the polygon tool to draw rectangles on the top and bottom unMask layers so the slot is clear of solder mask to allow soldering:
To draw a square plated-through hole:
- Basically follow the slot instruction except put multilayer pads at each corner of the hole. The multilayer pad hole diameter should not be below 1mm (the min fillet radius is 0.5mm)
Ignore analyzer board outline intersect/overlap warnings relating to the slot.
Follow the below steps to add an edge connector to your board.
- Make sure "Paste at mouse cursor" is unchecked at Edit | Preferences | General
- Use the Trace tool to draw the 1st finger of the connector.
- Enter the finger pitch into the nudge linear step field on the toolbar.
- Select the 1st finger.
- Press Ctrl+C to copy, Ctrl+V to paste to make the next finger.
- Press the left arrow key to position the new finger into the place.
- Repeat the above 2 steps until all of the fingers are added.
- Select the Polygon tool, select the Top unMask layer on the property bar and draw a polygon over the fingers to make them open for contact.
If gold plating required, please check the "Gold fingers or gold plating required..." checkbox in Job | Settings | Specifications | Advanced settings.