- Quadcept Support
- 17/01/25 19:40:53
Thank you for your inquiry.
For thermal vias in a pad, it is possible to create them by placing pad objects set as "Through" in the pad when creating a footprint. As you mentioned in your inquiry, you will not be able to save the footprint without "Pin Number" on a footprint creation sheet, so please enter some value in the "Pin Number" to save.
*I recommend that the pin number be set as "P1", "P2",... so that it could be distinguishable.
If using pad objects as thermal vias, the number of pins between a symbol and footprint will not be equal and an assignment error will occur when creating a component, but the error can be avoided by setting the pads added for thermal vias as "Unused Pin" in the "Electrical Characteristics" column on the "Pin" tab.
[Confirming Pin Settings]
After placing the footprint on a PCB sheet, please perform [Add Net] to assign nets with the pads as necessary.
*If the exposed pad and the thermal vias(pads) do not have the same net, "clearance" errors will occur when performing [Run DRC]. Please assign the same net with them or set "Response Status" as "Approved" in the "DRC Results" window.
[Correcting Errors (Approved)]
If you have anything unclear, please let me know.