I am trying to make a footprint for a pin header to be on the edge of a PCB. It is a 2x20 pin, one row would be on top layer and the other row on bottom layer, like this image:
I made 3 pads for each pin: 1 oval to solder the pin, one via to be able to access that pin from the other side of the board and one rectangular pad as connector between the oval and via, like this:
But the PCBNew is complaining that pin 1 is not connected to pin 1:
How to make KiCad understand that they are indeed connected, without adding a track connecting all the pins? Any suggestions that are not ugly hacks??
We already have this in production, but it was made using Cadence Orcad and I am converting the project to KiCad. The next step is to convince my boss that KiCad can replace Orcad and save us a lot of money
Thanks in advance!