# Removing pad to polygon space in Eagle

In Eagle, is there any way I can remove the empty space around the pad here? I would like the polygon to connect to the whole pad.

Note that this is a pad from a part and not a via.

• I'd agree that the detail of the automated thermal in this case is not terrific, but exercise real consideration before removing them. Boards without can be extremely painful to solder. If that mistake gets made, various tricks can help, like a preheater below the PCB, a co-worker with a second iron, or a hot-air desoldering rig aimed at the area while you try to solder it with an iron. Also in contrast to pads means to be soldered, vias that exist only to connect layers usually don't have thermals. Jun 10 '15 at 14:11