I am creating a footprint and 2 of the pads are holes that do not require through hole plating. I selected ‘NPTH, Mechanical’ for the hole and then set the pad and the hole size to the same - see the LHS pad below. My question is, is this the correct way to do it? So the finished item will have 3 standard THP pads and then the two outer ones will be just the oval holes with no plating or copper.
I always set the pad size to zero, or at least much smaller than the NPTH.
You don’t want a sliver of copper to remain if the NPTH isn’t aligned perfectly.
Why not just not place any pad in the first place? See for example this circular mounting hole in the library that has no pad.
This sounds like a good approach - I’ll try that - thanks.
The hole has to be oval to take the clip that latches into the PCB. I guess what you are saying is I should just modify the hole?