Excuse my ignorance but how exactly do you "assign the shape to connect the pads"? I assume you mean assign a net to the shape but I don't know how to do that to an existing shape. From: icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Moris Ruso Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 1:05 AM To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: Oddball FET Footprint Hi , just wanted to reply but I see writing is not enough to describe. Please find attached my symbol. As soon as you load the netlist assign the shape to connect the pads. That's how we use it. I hope it helps. Best Regards, Moris Ruso , Circuit Designer Miga-Cad PCB Design Ltd. Land: +972-4-959-1959 e-mail: moris@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:moris@xxxxxxxxxxx> visit us at http://www.migacad.com P Think Green | Only print as needed. From: Ritter, Alan<mailto:Alan.Ritter@xxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, June 25, 2012 7:14 PM To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Oddball FET Footprint I'm working on the PCB footprint for a Siliconix (Vishay) Si7308DN FET. Nominally, it's an 8-pin part, but the thermal pad partially overlays pins 5-8 (the drain connections to the FET). The recommended layout has the 8 individual pins plus the thermal pad. Obviously, adding this as a ninth pad or a filled shape creates DRCs with pins 5-8. Anyone have any bright ideas for how to lay this beast out to avoid DRCs and keep with the recommended pad configuration for the part? Alan Ritter Surgical Equipment Design & Development Engineering Fellow (636) 226-3364 (Office) (636) 226-3552 (FAX) (314) 488-1139 (Mobile) Bausch + Lomb 3365 Treecourt Ind. Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63122 www.bausch.com<http://www.bausch.com/> [cid:[email protected]] PRIVILEGE AND CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in and/or attached to this e-mail message is intended solely for the use of the addressee and may contain information that is legally privileged, confidential or exempt from disclosure. If you think you received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to the email and then delete it from your computer. Do not disclose the contents to anyone. Thank you.