Hello, I’m laying a new board and I’m having problem with zones and thermal reliefs.
Until now this feature had work great for me however, using the following footprint from the library:
I get something like this when using a zone to connect the pad of the footprint:
As you see, there is no connection between the GND pad and the GND zone and I dont understand why, even with very small clearances and widths:
Zooming in, I see a couple of bumps where normally the zone would connect to the pad, somehow exactly in front of the vias, but there is no connection.
Changing the zone “pad connections” to “Relief for PH only”
does what I want however, in other parts of the board, I do not want a solid connection between the zone and the pad.
Maybe I have to make many GND zones with different settings ? Any ideas ?
Using different zones kind of works, because there are some strange artifacts on the corners of the zones:
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