I am currently working on a project in OrCAD PCB Designer Professional (17.4) and need to update some footprints. I drew some footprints for through-hole connectors, and then realized the annular rings are too small. I tried to edit the pad in the Padstack Editor, which seemed to work fine. I then went to the existing footprint, deleted all of the incorrect pads, and replaced them with the updated pads. 

However, when I review the .brd file, and either select Shape > Update symbols, or I unplace and replace a component, the footprint is the old version with the small annular rings. The update is missing and nothing has changed.



In the .dra symbol after the edit, did you do File > Create Symbol and make sure that it said that it created a new .psm? If so, select Update > Symbol to verify the footprint is updated.