Thermals + or x style?

When I use thermal pads I notice that some of them are + oriented, others x style. How does KiCad determine which style to use? Can I have influence on this behaviour?
I would prefer + style for the lower pads since it would give seven traces instead of four.

In the footprint editor in pad properties you can change that. Basically. At times KiCad does it’s own thing regardless of this setting :slight_smile:

Thank you for the fast response. But my Pad Properties dialog does not have the right half of options. Here is what I see (KiCad 6.0.7):

May be it got lost in the german translation?

No. I forgot I am on 6.99. 6.0.x does not have it. Sorry.
So it’s V7 then…

Yes, setting the angle is a 7.0 feature.

However, you can influence it on 6.0. 6.0.x uses X for circular pads and + for all other pads. If you want a + on a circular pad just rotate the whole pad by 45 degrees.

If you want an X on a non-circular pad, create a custom pad of the same shape and give it a circular anchor pad.


Thank you, Jeff. I’ll give it a try.

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