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Pads overlapping using through-hole RGB LED

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Pads overlapping using through-hole RGB LED

Hello everyone 🙂

I'm shifting from KiCad to Fusion 360 to design my PCBs and I'm running into an issue that I haven't been able to solve after trying many things.

I'm using Sparkfun's RGB LED through-hole component but the footprint seems to have overlapping pads and I'm getting that error on the DRC.


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What am I missing? How can I fix it?

Thanks a lot!

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in reply to: jvlob

Hi @jvlob ,


I hope you're doing well. It's likely that the Annular Ring settings in the DRC are causing your pads to swell. Basically, the role of that function is to guarantee that there's enough annular ring for your board to be manufacturable. What you need to do is adjust the values so that diameter in the library wins out.


See this page for a full explanation


Let me know if you still have questions.


Best Regards,

Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

Kudos are much appreciated if the information I have shared is helpful to you and/or others.

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in reply to: jorge_garcia2

Thanks for the reply Jorge 🙂


It seems like that was the issue all along! I modified the Annular Ring settings before but without much knowledge and because it didn't change much I just continue checking other things. But after you pointed out that and shared that article I was able to get those pads perfectly.

Would it be possible to apply this rule only to specific ones or it has to be for everything on the board?

Thanks a lot!

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