PADS Tips and Tricks: 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.

Jim

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/electronic-systems-design/2013/03/13/pads-tips-and-tricks-creating-split-planes-and-manipulating-thermal-and-antipads-2/