What Is A Pad
What is a pad on a PCB? Pads are the connection point between copper on the PCB and leads on the component. They are a common part of component footprints, and they can be through hole or surface mount. Altium Designer consists of all the tools required to produce a PCB from concept to manufacturing making Pad placement effortless.
Altium Designer is the ultimate CAD tool for designing PCBs with a suite of comprehensive design editors residing in a single all-encompassing environment which allows for the seamless exchange of design data between them.The process of placing a Pad is roughly the same as placing other components regardless of the object being placed.
At its simplest level, the process is as follows:
Select the object to be placed from one of the toolbars or the Place menu
Use the mouse to define the location of the placed object in the PCB workspace and its size (where applicable)
Right-click (or press Esc) to terminate the command and exit placement mode
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