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Pad customization in Protel 99se.

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solofrain

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Forgive me for using this antique:bang:

I'm trying to customize a pad
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What I did is simply placing a rectangle pad and a round pad together
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In PCB editor, it appears to be
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It looks the rectangle pad is partially covered by the top solder. Will this be a problem in production? Will I finally get a good one (1st pic) or a bad one (3rd pic)?

If this method doesn't work properly, how can I create an irregular pad?
 

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Review the generated gerber output to answer the question yourself.

In a real world, solder mask does not overlay copper. Looks like erroneous display.

I thought up to now that any professional layout tool would allow the definition of arbitrary shaped pads (and considered Protel 99 a professional tool).
 

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