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I need to create a pad in a PCB footprint, This pad is created using these 3 polygons but I dont know how to merge them together into one pad. I am using Altium 17. 3 polygons

edit one polygon Thanks to Chris's comment,It can be done using a more 'poly' polygon. Now I need to add pad number/designator to the pad.

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    \$\begingroup\$ In most packages, you'd create a polygon with that shape, not merge rectangles. See if you can figure out how to make polygons that are a bit more "poly" \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 24, 2020 at 21:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks Chris, wondering how to add a designator to the new pad. \$\endgroup\$
    – Bavly
    Commented Sep 24, 2020 at 23:13

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I believe you just need to make sure all your polygons are overlapping (to make sure they are connected) and then drop down a small pad anywhere within the polygon. Is this what you're looking for?

https://www.altium.com/documentation/altium-designer/working-with-custom-pad-shapes-ad?version=18.1

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you very much for the helpful link, however this is a surface mount pad for a component...I managed to create it as one copper polygon like Chris's comment, now I want to add designators like any standard pads. \$\endgroup\$
    – Bavly
    Commented Sep 24, 2020 at 22:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ He said "drop down a small pad...". So it will be a surface mount pad. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 25, 2020 at 7:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ Dan is correct, place a surface-mount pad in the center of the polygon. It will effectively turn your shape into one large pad since it will all be electrically connected. \$\endgroup\$
    – DerStrom8
    Commented Sep 25, 2020 at 12:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for clarification. \$\endgroup\$
    – Bavly
    Commented Sep 25, 2020 at 15:05

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