For routing to 0402 parts, it is important to keep the traces balanced in terms of orientation and copper load so that both sides of the 0402 melt and solidify at the same time. Otherwise tombstoning becomes an issue. If one end of an 0402 part is connected to a polygon fill signal (e.g. ground), how do I prevent any connections from occurring? The default is 3 connections to the ground plane, but (for this package only) I want NO connections. I want to route these parts manually.
Covering the pad with a tRestrict rectangle seems to do the trick, but this results in Restrict errors under DRC when you connect traces to the pad, so it's not ideal. Are there any other solutions?
This same issue would also apply to smaller parts (e.g. 0201, 01005)