Adding Pads

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Adding Pads

To add a pad to a PCB or footprint click the one of the 4 clip0446 buttons in the AddPads in the ribbon button group. clip0445

Adding TPH pads

Click the clip0447 button to add a round/elliptical TPH pad.

Click the clip0448 button to add a rectangular TPH pad.

Adding SMT pads

Click the clip0449 button to add a round/elliptical SMT pad.

Click the clip0447 button to add a round/elliptical SMT pad.

Placing the Pad

After you have clicked on one of the 4 buttons you will see the pad with a point input cursor. Move the pad to the position you wish and left-click or press the Enter key followed by the X value, Enter key, the Y value, and then Enter to exactly place the center of the pad.

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Pad with point input cursor

Settings

clip0450 sets the size of square/circular pads
clip0451 sets the size of rectangular/elliptical pads

Adding Pads in PCBs

If you add a pad in a PCB, a schematic symbol for the pad is automatically created and added to your first schematic. You can then use this to make connections.