What does "No Pattern" mean?[SOLVED]

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jpanhalt

Joined Jan 18, 2008
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Designing some Eagle 7.x footprints. Came across this for a Molex FPC connector:
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A lot of such footprints extend the mounting pads across the width of the connector -- some with and some without (e.g., Adafruit) resist. I am wondering whether "No Pattern" is just a poor translation of the Japanese and means no resist?

Edit: I should add that the metal foot actually extends into the cross hatched area. Unless there are other opinions, I will simply enlarge the pad to include the cross hatched area. I will be hand soldering, so getting proper positioning with solder paste isn't an issue.

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jpanhalt

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Of the various synonyms for "pattern," e.g., design, I conclude that the intent is to restrict (t-restrict, layer 41 )traces/tracks under the part of the mounting foot that is below the hatched area. That makes more sense than not having resist there and is consistent with footprint designs for Molex connector that don't have the extended foot.
 
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