Newbie to PCB Layout (mechanical engineering background), and my startup is using KiCAD for circuit design and layout. I would like to have a trace on the bottom copper layer connect to a rectangular, solid pad on the front copper layer, but I want to avoid putting a hole into the the rectangular pad.
Do you have any recommendations for doing a blind via for this? I thought making a footprint with a circular pad would work because you can select “bottom layer only” but it’s still a through hole which makes sense as indicated by the drop down (“through hole”). I’m thinking blind vias only work as thru-holes from copper layer to copper layer, so I might have to make this a 3 layer board but not use the middle copper layer - only use it to connect to for plating - but am not sure how tedious this is or how this affects the previous work.