What is the preferred method for indicating components that aren't populated in OrCAD Capture 16.6? Do I just simply add text next to the schematic symbol that says "Do Not Populate", or is there something in the property editor that I can add or change so that the component shows that it shouldn't be populated when I generate the BOM?
I can manually make the changes to the bill of materials as well as the schematic, I was just wondering if there was some feature of OrCAD that could handle this for me.
I usually just put OPEN in the part value. When you run the BOM you will have all of the unpopulated part references listed under OPEN.
I have another customer that likes to have a dashed box put around the part with DNI insode the box. This maintains the part value on the schematic, but you can't tell it is a "Do Not Install" when you run the BOM.