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gEDA-user: Best way to connect an SMD pad to surrounding plane?

I've got an SMD pad that needs to connect to the surrounding ground 
plane. I could turn off 'clears polygons' and just let the pad be a hole 
in the solder mask, but that seems like asking for soldering trouble 
(hand soldering). I'd like to leave 'clear polygons' on, but thermal 
relief only works on vias, so I just routed lines with 'clear polygons' 
off from the pad corners to the plane. Looks like thermal relief without 
the nice rounded edges.

Is there a more elegant way to handle this?


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