PADS Tips & Tricks - March 2013

PADS Tips & Tricks - March 2013

March - Creating Split Planes and Manipulating Thermal and Antipads.


Today’s Tip and Trick comes from Bill Tkachuk in customer support.


PADS Layout has very powerful split plane functionality.  Along with this, it gives the user great control on how to change, modify, and customize the thermal relief and antipads in these splits.


Bill wrote a great TechNote (MG581658) which gives step-by-step directions on how to create split planes, set default thermal and antipads, and how to customize these pads.




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