Tying Nets Without Exposed Traces?

So I got around the problem of getting two different nets to play nice with each other by using a footprint of two SMD pads with a trace connecting the two. However since this was created as a footprint it has no mask over it on the board.

Is there a way to put a mask over it or is there a better way to tie nets out there that I’m unaware of?

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Right click the pads. Go to pad properties and turn off the paste and mask layers. This will have them be covered pads.


Not sure if you are talking about a “net-tie”, but there actually is a weird part in the library with this name.
I’d at least take a look at the built in library symbol to see how it was done.


That is exactly what I needed to do! Thanks!