Custom solder paste areas
JMFernandez , 05-04-2016, 12:08 PM
I need to make the footprint of a HVSON14 component. In the manufacturer recommendations, the solder paste areas under the thermal pad do not occupy the total area of this pad. This is an image of the footprint:
How could I make these two areas of solder paste under the thermal pad (the central pad)? Altium gives you the option to resize this area, but as a result, you can define only an area on the center of the pad, but not two small areas as I need. Should I put negative values on the dimensions of this area in the solder paste layer and then add two objets (rectangles) in this layer?
Thank you in advance!!
mairomaster , 05-04-2016, 04:03 PM
Yes, that is the way I do it. Just put a moderate negative value, enough to uncover the pad of the solder paste and draw 2 solid regions on the solder paste layer.
robertferanec , 05-05-2016, 04:52 AM
yep, I do it exactly the same way as @mairomaster described.
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