rounded-rectangle pad template

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rounded-rectangle pad template

#1 Post by Tomg » 22 Feb 2017, 06:56

Add Rounded Rectangle to the Template drop-down list of the Pad Properties dialog window. There have been many queries about how to create a rounded-rectangle pad. Providing a rounded-rectangle pad template would eliminate the tedious work-around required to build one. Here is the most recent rounded-rectangle pad thread -

And for what it is worth, here's a link that will direct you to a thread in the PCB Libraries forum where it is being recommended that the corner radius of a rounded-rectangle pad should be equal to 25% of the narrowest pad width (rounded off to the nearest 0.01mm) and limited to a maximum value of 0.25mm - ... c1462.html

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Re: rounded-rectangle pad template

#2 Post by Techno Tronix » 24 Feb 2017, 05:09

I agree.
+1 For Tom's feature request.

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Re: rounded-rectangle pad template

#3 Post by marbol » 24 Feb 2017, 15:13

Yes, please. This option should be added. +1

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Re: rounded-rectangle pad template

#4 Post by jbeng » 26 Feb 2017, 14:57

Note: IPC-7351C seems to recommend this pad shape, including the 25%/0.25mm rule.

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