Is it possible to swell the soldermask of a design at the .brd level? Or do I have to edit all the padstacks to accomplish this? To date we have delivered boards to fab houses 1 to 1 (pad to mask). Moving forward a particular fabrication house has requested this be done prior to generating artwork. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Yes this can be done using an app from OrCAD Capture Marketplace, look at the link below - it has description, pictures and movie that shows this.
Remember to change your artwork film to contain the user defined mask instead of the original mask subclasses
This is exactly what I was looking for. I am waiting for my download link now!
I cannot answer that question for you, I would recommend that you contact your local Cadence Channel Partner
List over channel partners can be found at http://www.cadence.com/alliances/channel_partner/pages/default.aspx