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PADS Layout - Why can you create a part with a hole larger than you can create a pad for it

Question asked by mclark on Jul 15, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 18, 2011 by david.ricketts

Why is it that in the Decal editor you can create a component with a 15mm hole but largest pad you can create for this is 12.7mm?

 

This was okay on a two layer board as I just used associated copper.  Now need to use this on a four and eight layer design.  Using associated copper will require a different decal for each layer design.  This is a major PITA.

 

Anyone have any suggestions on how I can get away with one decal?  I know I could add the Cu shape on the internal layers and tie it to the net in the design but I have several of these and they are not placed on a even grid.

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