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I've got this T shaped pad that I've made with 2 fill rectangles. How do I assign a designator to it? I've tried converting to a region and couldn't figure it out that way either. I'm using AD10. Thanks.

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Simply add a pad (can be a small one) and assign an Designator to it (e.g.: 3). When that structure is added to the PCB, the whole area will be connected to "3". Be aware that this only works for fills, not for solid regions or lines. You could also add multiple pads and assign "3" to each of them to form your T.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Seems a bit hacky but I guess it sounds like an easy option. Thanks. \$\endgroup\$ – Cameron Aug 1 '16 at 7:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Cameron Adding a pad within the fill IS Altium's way of doing it. It's not "hacky" at all. \$\endgroup\$ – DerStrom8 Aug 1 '16 at 14:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ When I use it in a project it complains about a clearance constraint between the pad and fill. Can I turn that off in the integrated library? Not sure how I'm meant to do it. \$\endgroup\$ – Cameron Aug 8 '16 at 23:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ I've actually got 1 out of the 16 components that isn't complaining. My schematic has 8 of them, and they're replicated across an A and B section. Randomly, Q8B is fine and Q8A and all the others are complaining. \$\endgroup\$ – Cameron Aug 9 '16 at 1:20
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yeah it was a solid region that did it for me. Thanks. All good now. \$\endgroup\$ – Cameron Aug 10 '16 at 3:36

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