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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.