I’ve been using Kicad for a couple years now and love this tool. But I’ve now run into a problem, I haven’t been able to solve.
Made this LED footprint out of overlapping and adjacent rectangles. Even with the pads having the same names, pcbnew isn’t convinced some pads are connected and shows rats between the overlapping pads. But, when I output gerbers the Cu is as I intend. I can make pcbnew happy by overlaying traces to connect the sections but I’d rather understand the root cause for this behavior.
The attached pic is from Kicad version 5.0.1 but I tested it under 4.0.7 too and the behavior is the same.
Any guidance is greatly appreciated.