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From: Robison Michael R CNIN [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: 18 April 2002 15:41
To: 'Protel EDA Forum'
Subject: Re: [PEDA] net connections for a fill ?



miker,
I think you might want to try placing a polygon plane instead of a fill.
Polygon planes provide thermal relief and don't connect to other nets.

Cheers,
Dave Buckley
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hi dave, 

thanks for responding.  but i'm not exactly sure about
what you mean when you say polygon planes don't connect
to "other" nets.  is the fill connecting to every thru-
hole within its boundaries? 

actually a polygon plane is what i intend to use in the
end, because the area is fairly irregular.  the reason
i started with the fill is that i thought it was easier
to experiment with and that whatever electrical charac-
teristics it had would be exhibited by the polygon plane
also.

thanks, miker
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miker,
A fill is just a rectangular "block" of copper.
A polygon is an "intelligent" fill.
It conforms to the design rules that you set for it.
Polygon fills connect to the specified net with thermal relief
and obey the clearance constraints set in the design rules when placed
over other nets.
I guess the easy way to see this is give it a try.
Don't forget to use the pour over same net and remove dead copper options.

Have fun,
Dave Buckley

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