That works for me too. I did EXACTLY what you said, and as soon as I changed
the net to "no net", I got DRC on the connection tracks. A repour
disconnected the pad.

Dunno...



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brad Velander [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 10:41 AM
> To: 'Protel EDA Forum'
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Serious Bug: Polygons still connecting to pads after
> t he net has been changed to something other then the polygon net name.
>
>
> Thanks Tony,
>       I am not sure that you are right though. It has persisted across two
> operating systems/installs on my machine, numerous databases and several
> other peoples machines at our facility. That is a little more
> then a chance
> installation screw-up or corrupted install.
>       If you could please try, in this order, enter a free pad, unplated
> with no pad diameter, 100 mil hole, Net GND. Then pour a GND
> polygon over it
> with pour over same net and remove dead copper. It should flood right over
> the pad/hole. Now change the Pad netname to No Net and repour. This should
> be exactly how I have generated this issue repeatedly. Note I think it may
> have something to do with the unplated hole or "0" size pads. In this case
> the pad is a tooling hole which I want cleared from the polygon, on the
> current board this was connected to GND and completely flooded over last
> build.
>       The other manner in which this could have come about is having the
> polygon pour first and then placing the free pad into the polygon
> pour. This
> would have given it the GND net. Today I changed the net on the pad to "No
> Net"
> and the pour does not clear from the hole.
>
> Sincerely,
> Brad Velander.
>
> Lead PCB Designer
> Norsat International Inc.
> Microwave Products
> Tel   (604) 292-9089 (direct line)
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>
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