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Subject: Ghost Padstacks in OrCAD Layout

Date: 11/26/00 at 7:52 PM
Posted by: Paul K. McKneely
E-mail: pkmckneely@veriomail.com
Message Posted:

It seems that OrCAD layout board files collect a history of all padstacks that have ever been
used in the design. If you delete a part that is the only footprint that uses a padstack then the
padstack becomes "greyed" and it is stuck in the file forever. Is there a way to purge all
old unwanted padstacks. The way that OrCAD wants to rename padstacks every time you
replace a part with a new version, the padstacks are renamed. The padstack names keep
getting longer and longer and the old ones still hang around. Can someone tell me if you
can clean this up?


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