I’m trying to duplicate the functionality shown in the attached photo. I have a wide trace that needs to split just before connecting to the outer two pins of a TO-220 device. And the wide trace needs to avoid overlapping the middle pin.
By bumbling around (yes, I am new at this), I came up with what’s shown in the second image. It “works”, but I wonder if there isn’t a better, cleaner way? I would love to hear how you experienced users would handle this situation.
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You might try using a copper pour that is connected to the same net. It's not the quickest method but it will allow you to create special shapes by adjusting the grid size, inserting extra copper pour perimeter points and dragging the outline around as needed. For example...
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