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  • FLASH symbol for oblong pads

    Hi Robert,

    How to make a flash symbol for an oblong shaped pad? The wizard is for circular pads only. Do I need to make a shape symbol first? Thanks.

    Bruce

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    I am not exactly sure what you are trying to do: flash symbol and oblong shaped pad? Are those two different things or you are trying to make a special pad?

    PS: If you are trying to make a special shaped pad, then I normally try to avoid creating these (they can be problems when importing between different CAD systems or when working with different versions e.g. very old altium vs new altium) - so I have not really done that. But there should be some materials on Internet, I have seen for example this: https://www.altium.com/documentation...d?version=19.1

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    • #3
      Hi Robert,

      As my understanding to add thermal relief to a pad we need to create a flash symbol and associated it with the pad. The shape of the through hole pad i'm working on is oblong but not a circle and the wizard to create a flash symbol is for round pad only. So how can I make a flash symbol for this pad?

      Also I noticed that there is a pin property named DYN_THERMAL_CON_TYPE. What is this property used for?

      Thanks,
      Bruce
      Last edited by brucesun; 09-12-2020, 04:22 PM.

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      • #4
        As my understanding to add thermal relief to a pad we need to create a flash symbol and associated it with the pad
        - I am still not sure what you mean, could you attach a screenshot?

        To set thermal relief, you have more options. Here is a screenshot from my course where you can see how you can set it for a Pad:
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        • #5
          Thank Robert. Now I realized the Flash Symbol is for negative plane only and we usually don't need to use this function. It's probably the time to go through the course video again.

          Bruce

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