[PCB_FORUM] Re: how do I delete an unused pad layer from a board database?

Hi Bill,

I was thinking the same thing, so last night I deleted all symbols, and vias in 
a copy of the design, purged unused pad stacks, ran a dbcheck, and still 
COVERLAY was there.
The bigger problem that I was not going to get into is I believe this layer is 
interfering with a proper usage of COVERLAY_TOP and COVERLAY_BOTTOM.  I have 
built padstacks that mirror properly in a new .brd, but the COVERLAY_BOTTOM 
will not work in this current board.  Same padstack, same symbol works in a 
brand new board, not in the current board.

Any other thoughts?

Thanks,
Chris

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Hi,
I would think it is in a padstack in the brd. I would look at my padstacks and 
remove it from the padstack and
Update the brd. You can't remove it from the subclass list like a custom layer. 
You would have to remove it from the padstack.

Regards,
Bill Zembek
Technical Support - Allegro Specialist

EMA Design Automation, Inc.
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[mailto:icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nunn, Christopher
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 10:03 PM
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Subject: [PCB_FORUM] how do I delete an unused pad layer from a board database?

Hi,

I hope this isn't a stupid question...
I am having a real issue removing a non-conductor pad stack layer called 
COVERLAY from a board database.   I did not create the database, so I don't 
know how that pad stack layer got created.  Now that I able to create a 
COVERLAY_TOP and COVERLAY_BOTTOM to the source pad stack, I really need to 
delete COVERLAY.

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Thanks,
Chris

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