Adding Test Pads to PCB
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cameron onan 2 years ago
I want to add test pads (not thru hole pads) to my for a custom breakout board schematic but the only pads I see I am able to add are thru hole. Is there a way to add test pads to the schematic so that all my connections will transfer over to the PCB layout?
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andyfierman 2 years ago
@cameron onan, You can create surface mount pads: ![image.png](//image.easyeda.com/pullimage/rMhOJWe13kU80WiWfVJDTF9tFLd47ClURy3lpEWR.png) However, you need to create a dedicated PCB Footprint for a test point and then either create a dedicated Schematic Symbol for it or use any Schematic Symbol for a single pin connector and update the "Package" attribute of every instance of the symbol in the schematic to the name of the dedicated PCB Footprint (hint: do it for the first instance then copy and paste the others). To understand why this is, please see: [https://easyeda\.com/andyfierman/Essential\_checks\_before\_clicking\_the\_Convert\_Project\_to\_PCB\_Update\_PCB\_or\_Import\_Changes\_buttons\_\-7d2c6484b0c74aea930b1acf6459cd39](https://easyeda.com/andyfierman/Essential_checks_before_clicking_the_Convert_Project_to_PCB_Update_PCB_or_Import_Changes_buttons_-7d2c6484b0c74aea930b1acf6459cd39) part of: [https://easyeda\.com/andyfierman/Welcome\_to\_EasyEDA\-31e1288f882e49e582699b8eb7fe9b1f](https://easyeda.com/andyfierman/Welcome_to_EasyEDA-31e1288f882e49e582699b8eb7fe9b1f) in particular the section on: **Why do Parts in a PCB disappear when the PCB is updated from the schematic?** Please also see: [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZRkPPMID68mBz9j9RMIJARNSXK12PDULZXP7kiThvDg/edit?usp=sharing](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZRkPPMID68mBz9j9RMIJARNSXK12PDULZXP7kiThvDg/edit?usp=sharing)
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kamalzakhoy 2 months ago
Just in library search for "testpoint" and add it to your schematic, same like when you add components.
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andyfierman 2 months ago
@kamalzakhoy, "Just in library search for "testpoint" and add it to your schematic..." but check that it has an appropriate footprint assigned to it. :)
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