If connecting the pad to ground doesn't present a problem, I'd give it a go.
Depending on how you have the autorouter set up, the autorouter might be
ignoring the freepad and pushing tracks through it (stranger things have
happened).
Another option (if the above is what's happening) is to draw a circle around
the mounting pad on the keepout layer. This will tell the auto router not to
route tracks through the mounting pad and at the same time have no net on
the pad.

Hope this helps
Alfonso Baz

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Moreton"

> Alfonso,
>
> No, I set it to 'no net'. Would it be better to set the pad to the GND
> net?
>
> Regards, Peter
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Alfonso Baz [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: 08 March 2003 20:22
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] How to make PCB mounting holes?
> >
> >
> > Peter,
> > Have you assigned a net to the pad?
> >
> > From: "Peter Moreton"
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'm using 99SE, and trying to make a set of M2 mounting
> > holes on a small
> > > pcb. I created 2.5mm pads with 2.0mm holes, and placed these on the
> > > board using the PCB editor, between my components. However, when I
> > > autoroute the board, some of the holes just vanish.
> > >
> > > Could someone give me an indicator as to what I am doing wrong?
> > >
> > > Thanks, Peter
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>



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