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I've created a rubber keypad switch footprints which is a simple contact pad design. First I used arcs and tracks to get a outline and then converted them to top copper region(two seperate regions). And then placed a pad on the end of each contact.

Overall the design looks flawless while editing in libraries but when I used it in the schematics then I have come across DRC errors saying there is a short circuit within Top Copper Region and Pads. This is visually true but on the practical side only the Pad will be used to connect the traces.

Could anyone please let me know what's wrong with it and how to overcome such violations especially in keypad contacts design.


  • \$\begingroup\$ What version do you have? \$\endgroup\$ – Spehro Pefhany Mar 18 '18 at 14:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SpehroPefhany I have ver 17.1.9 \$\endgroup\$ – Dee Mar 18 '18 at 17:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ This tutorial should cover it. Older versions were not as nice, IIRC. \$\endgroup\$ – Spehro Pefhany Mar 18 '18 at 19:54

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