(Disclaimer: I looked, but if this is a FAQ that I missed, please let me know )
I am trying to use a Samtec ERM8 edge mount connector in a design. This connector is keyed on the board side and requires a notch in the board’s edge to correctly seat.
I’ve tried edge cuts in footprint (yeah, I know), edge cuts on the board, and all I ever end up with is this:
I’ve gone through the edge cuts in the board, “traced” the outline of this notch (by opening the board outline to make a gap and then using lines and arc to form the notch), checked that all edge cuts are snapped together correctly and not leaving gaps. Yet, I don’t get a notch.
What is the correct way to do this? Pointers, well-placed whacks to the head, all welcome.