[SOLVED] Allow multiple connections to a pad


#1

Folks,

As a lot of modern CAD systems do, kicad doesn’t automatically allow you to connect more than one route of a track to a pad, it automatically deletes the previous route when you change it. That’s all well and good most of the time, but when you are trying to send three spurs of a power track into a capacitor this is annoying.

On Altium you can switch this off by going into one of its plethora of menus when you need to attach more than one spur to a pad. I am assuming you must be able to do this in kicad but I can’t see how.

Would some advise please?

Thanks :slight_smile:

Rob


#2

Hi Rob

In Pcbnew, look for the button in the left hand toolbar that has a U-shaped track and a straight track with a cross through the latter. Clicking this should toggle the old track delete function.

Ray


#3


#4

Thanks folks, that’s done the trick. Much appreciated.

It must have changed since my older version of kicad, but I found the button once I knew what I was basically looking for.