Optional paste layers for vias

Bug #1600096 reported by PCB Wiz on 2016-07-08
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Bug Description

 We need to create what I'll call a Paste-Via, which is a Via that also has paste.
This then flows into the via hole, and reduces the electrical and thermal resistance of the via.

 We have this in another CAD flow, and need it in kiCad.

I can manually add a field to the Via layers, thus

 (via (at 12.202 34.046) (size 1.50) (drill 0.889) (layers F.Cu B.Cu F.Paste) (net 92))

but that Errors on import, as it seems the layers group is _only_ accepting Start-Stop, and does not pickup other layers.

Suggested Fix: Allow other layers in the layers group, so that user determined Via can generate paste.
The Edit menu should also allow user access to allowable layers.

Novak Tamas (novak-7) wrote :

I usually place 2-3-4-5 adjacent vias for "high current via".
You may also create a footprint for paste-covered-via..altough I know placing a part is not as flexible as creating a via.

Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-12-10
summary: - Create of Paste Via fails
+ Optional paste layers for vias
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