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EDA => KiCad => Topic started by: cbowen on June 09, 2019, 10:34:09 pm

Title: Creating filled zones for thermal pads.
Post by: cbowen on June 09, 2019, 10:34:09 pm
Hey all. I've created a footprint for a SM LED that has 2 anode and two diode pads on each one. It also has a thermal pad on the middle underneath it, which I created as "pad 5". The problem is, when doing filled zone, I can't seem to find a way to select zone 5 as the net. I'm guessing this is because this pad has no traces connected to it. How would I go about getting pad 5 connected to the filled zone? Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Creating filled zones for thermal pads.
Post by: tox3 on June 10, 2019, 06:59:39 am
Check datasheet, where you can connect it. Usually ground. And then you will be able to create zone
Title: Re: Creating filled zones for thermal pads.
Post by: thinkfat on June 10, 2019, 01:11:06 pm
If you cannot connect the pad to ground, just make up a net name for it to connect to and use it for the copper fill.

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