Script to change from round TH to oval TH pads


#1

I usually need to design PCB for DIY PCB and I needed the TH pads to be large & oval pads instead of small rounded holes in the the picture…

I usually do it manually, but for lot of pins , is there a script that I can do this ?? Or some guide on how to get started …

PCB pad types by stanley_seow, on Flickr


How do you edit several pads at once in footprint editor?
#2

Why don’t you create your own footprints instead? After that you can use them for new designs and it’s easy to change footprints on old ones.


#3

Search and replace inside a text editor can get you very far.

Or a function like ctrl D in sublime


#4

Thanks for the reply…

I changed one of the pads to 3mm x 1.7mm in footprint editor, and does the rest in the next editor…


#5

is a bit unclear. You can open a footprint, edit it and save it to your own library. Then you can change the footprints in Eeschema and read the netlist again in pcbnew. If you just edit a footprint but don’t change the name you can update footprints directly in Pcbnew (open footprint properties).


#6

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