Feature: Mounting Hole with Vias


#1

I was wondering how many people would like a mounting hole with vias support as part of v6 kicad?

I’m thinking it could be part of the Pad Properties dialog where you could write in the number of vias centered on what diameter, phase angle of the vias, the size of those vias.

Basically, it’s a large mounting hole, with vias within the copper pads as support.


#2

Such things are already in the Mounting hole library of version 5 (and even earlier versions)

I would advise against adding yet another pad type especially one for such a limited usecase. Maybe a footprint wizard specializing for this would be a better option.

Take a look at the array tool. I seem to remember that it can be used to create a circle of pads.