I just moved to Kicad nightly branch (5.99) and I must say that I’m VERY impressed. Thanks for the hard work to developers!
As part of my work I design RF PCBs. The design process is almost always:
- Design a PCB footprint with your favorite EM tool.
- Import to PCB CAD tool exactly as simulated. (GDSII, DXF etc.)
I see that importing polygons to Kicad footprint editor is now extremely easy, which is great.
I can easily make a custom shaped pad from polygon by adding an anchor.
Is there a way to convert polygon circles into TH pads? I know that there is a workaround to do this via Freecad, and I utilized it before (with limited success for complex shapes).
My next best bet will be to write a python plugin/process the circles as vias offline but i’d rather avoid that.
Thanks in advance!