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Connect thermal pad to GND in footprint

angelsix , 10-19-2015, 01:48 AM
I have a non-rectangular pad (thermal pad) that must be connected. I cannot assign a pin number or anything to it except a net.

In the footprint the net dropdown is empty and I see no way to create any.

I need to connect the pad to pin 5 which is GND.

robertferanec , 10-19-2015, 01:53 AM
You have difficult questions We do not use non-standard pads as it may cause problems when designs are imported / exported between different CADs. But, I guess, this could be what you are looking for: Creating a Custom Pad Shape
angelsix , 10-19-2015, 02:16 AM
Thanks. I will just use a rectangular pad then and use silkscreen to indicate the notch area.
robertferanec , 10-19-2015, 02:17 AM
That is exactly how we do it - but we do not edit the silkscreen, we adjust mask and solder instead.
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