8 Replies Latest reply on Nov 1, 2017 6:00 AM by jamesharrimanaltium

    Complex shapes for pads

    frog

      Hi All,

      When creating a component footprint I sometimes want something more complex than the standard options (circle, octagon, rectangle, rounded rectangle).  I've found experimentally that I can add multiple pads with the same identifier e.g. for the middle pin and heatsink tab of a SOT-223 and CS recognises that they are both on the same net.  But if I add extra copper (such as an arc) to the footprint then the net isn't assigned automatically and I have to edit the part in the PCB to fix this.  Is there a 'proper' way to attach arbitrary copper to a pad in a library part?

       

      Thanks,

      Frog