Hi Fritzing group! I’ve been using the software for a while now and it’s great and very easy, buut now I want to add a couple of super basic parts, or even just one part!
I basically want a ‘via’ which has an oblong outline - ie an oblong pad.
I’ve spent ages looking around about parts creation and it really is totally over my head - I can succesfully import silkscreen graphics I draw in Inkscape, and even draw custom copper trace layers and import them fine, but I simply can’t figure out a way of doing this thing, which in my mind should be very very easy. I should add I don’t code, I just draw things, I can follow instructions but do get lost in the examples I’ve followed as they all seem to be for rather complicated parts and I really don’t ‘computer’ much! (though I guess one should follow all the steps even for a simple part like a via!) In fact I did think the easiest thing might be to simply be able to draw a custom soldermask shape with a copper layer underneath with cutouts in the mask that are oblong and a drill hole in the middle!
I did try to EDIT a via using the instructions, but I don’t appear to be able to edit vias?
Any help much appreciated indeed!