Making a polygon pin??

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Making a polygon pin??

Postby pcypang » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:01 pm

Hi there,

I am trying to make a polygon pin for a footprint but I cannot make one using the footprint editor in pcb123. Can anyone advise?

Many thanks in advance!
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Re: Making a polygon pin??

Postby Sal Hernandez » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:03 am

Could you explain what trouble you are having?

One problem you will experiencing using a polygon for a pad in the footprint editor is you lose the ability to assign the polygon to a net once you place the footprint on your layout. Another issue is that you now need to create the solder mask opening for the pad.

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