Hi Leo
I make a pad class including every pad I want not connected directly to a
plane then setup a design rule to not connect them.
As for via's don't use them use free pads with a unique name so you can also
include them into the Pad class.

The DRC will still see them as not connected if you miss routing a pin.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Leo Potjewijd" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 1:47 AM
Subject: [PEDA] how to control GND connections


> Hello again.
>
> I've been tossing and turning this problem over and over and stil haven't
a
> workable solution.
> I do not want every via or component pin that is in the GND net to connect
> to the GND plan, only certain ones; I want to control where the current
> enters the plane.
>
> Putting arcs around them works, but is not correctly handled by the DRC:
on
> one board I ended up with too many arcs and no connection to GND..
> Luckily the fab house made a comment on those arcs and I could save the
> otherwise useless boards by specifying what arc to remove.....
>
> Is there a way to do this that at least generates a DRC warning?
> OKok I got the warning that there were primitives on the GND plane but
that
> didn't help much: I usually have stackup and other texts/markers on every
> copper layer. The warning didn't specify any of them so I wrongly assumed
> it was moating about my texts and such.....
>
> Maybe someone in the forum has figured this out, or has some otherwise
> useful comments.
> Any help is (as always) greatly appreciated.
>
> Leo Potjewijd
> hardware designer
> IE Keyprocessor bv.
>
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> +31 20 4620700
>
>



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