Varying Pad Stacks

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grieblm
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Joined: 19 Dec 2010, 07:28

Varying Pad Stacks

#1 Post by grieblm » 14 May 2014, 05:43

I'm trying to create a footprint pad stack that has different pad shapes on different layers.
Most other PCB tools can do this.
Can this feature be added to DipTrace?

mtsoule
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Joined: 15 Feb 2011, 19:19

Re: Varying Pad Stacks

#2 Post by mtsoule » 23 Jul 2017, 12:57

+1 on this, I have a through hole component, and I need a larger pad on the solder side and a smaller one on the component side.

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KevinA
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Re: Varying Pad Stacks

#3 Post by KevinA » 23 Jul 2017, 17:20

I just tried to create a device with square pads on top, round on bottom and a hole in the center. It imported ok to the pattern editor but the bottom pads got their own set of numbers, when I used that pattern on the PCB editor all the pads ended up being the same as the top pad...

Pad stacks would be a good add to DT but when you look at a program that supports pad stacks it get complicated $$.

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