I'm using KiCAD version 5, and I have an issue with it. Previously, I've been using OrCAD up until the point to where I needed multiple layers for my board. So, I redesigned my components, but I'm having an issue with my SOT-23 footprint.
Previously, in OrCAD, there were no problems. I managed to design my part, and in the layout, the ground plane managed to fill in the gaps between the pads as shown in the image below. You can see my pad here, and my soldermask clearances are 0.1 mm for all sides. It passed the DFM checks with no issues.
However, when working in KiCAD, I can't seem to get my copper plane to go in between the gaps. The pads are the same size, but I can't view the soldermask, so my rough workaround is to change the net pad clearance to be 0.1 all around, so it fits with my old part from OrCAD. However, it still doesn't solve the issue of the planes going in between the pads. How can I resolve this issue without affecting the other components of my board (is it possible to do this on a part-by-part basis)? Also, is there a way to view the soldermask layer? I see the mask layer as an option, but it doesn't show on the component. Perhaps being able to see the soldermask on my components might be helpful for this issue.