Mike,

Nope, Ports and Planes are not interrelated.  Feel free to use your 
existing schematic and run your power nets as you see fit.  No need to 
change the schematic.

Frank

At 03:43 PM 12/11/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>hello,
>
>i'm duplicating a legacy card from the card and some hardcopies of
>the layer artwork.  i assumed that there was a power and ground plane
>when i did the schematic, but when i finished i discovered that there is
>only a ground plane.
>
>does a power port require a plane?  i looked at the help and it calls the
>ports simply a power or ground "net", which leads me to believe that i
>can leave the power port designation as is and successfully do interactive
>routing of the power line.  but it doesn't "feel" that way on the pcb,
>because
>the rats nest depicts the power as sinking into an ideal node.
>
>what i want to is if i am going to have to go thru the schematic and change
>all the power ports to a plain ole net to run it as a trace.
>
>thanks, miker

Frank Gilley
Dell-Star Technologies
(918) 838-1973 Phone
(918) 838-8814 Fax
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http://www.dellstar.com

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