Even more interesting. Originally I tried un-checking the remove dead copper and the outline still did not appear. Then I put a via on the edge of the outline and then the outline stayed in the no hatch setting. I then deleted the via and rebuilt the poly and then the poly outline would stay in the no hatch mode if the remove dead copper is un-checked.

I guess either draw the poly on a via with the proper net and then move vertices if needed
or
draw the poly, add via on the edge and then delete.


Like we all need more steps in pcb design. Oh well I guess thats why we get paid to drive this software. :-)

Thanks for the help on a work around.
Mark


At 08:43 PM 5/12/2003, you wrote:
Aha! Just managed to reproduce your bug. There was a pad connecting the edge
of my polygon to the net.

I moved the pad inside the poly and the outline disappeared on rebuilding.

By de-checking the remove dead copper (as suggested earlier by a couple of
other ppl), the rebuilt poly outline appeared again.

Depending on your reason for using it (speed / clarity?) an alternative to
using "no hatching" could be to set the poly display properties to Draft or
Hidden (Tools - Preferences - Show/Hide).

Hope this helps.

Tom.


> -----Original Message----- > From: Thomas > Sent: Tuesday, 13 May 2003 13:08 > To: 'Protel EDA Forum' > Subject: Re: [PEDA] No hatch polys > > > No, I have not been putting vias on the poly edge, I was just > wondering what > would happen! > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Mark Iams-McGuire [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Sent: Tuesday, 13 May 2003 12:53 > > To: Protel EDA Forum > > Subject: Re: [PEDA] No hatch polys > > > > > > Interesting. > > If I put a via at the edge of the poly and then switched to > > "no hatch" it > > shows the outline, even though there were vias of the same > > net within the > > poly area. > > > > It seems there should be something better than having to put > > a via (or > > maybe a pad, haven't tried) at the edge of the poly. Is this > > what you have > > been doing? > > > > Thanks, this helps, hopefully there is an answer to having to > > have a via at > > the poly outline edge. I'll have to remember to remove the > > unwanted vias > > later. > > > > Mark > > > > At 06:16 PM 5/12/2003, you wrote: > > >It doesn't seem to be "dead copper" as the poly pours > > correctly when using > > >hatching. > > > > > >What happens if you put a via or pad (connected to the > > required net) right > > >on the poly edge then try turning hatching off? > > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > > > From: Mark Iams-McGuire [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > Sent: Tuesday, 13 May 2003 10:49 > > > > To: Protel EDA Forum > > > > Subject: Re: [PEDA] No hatch polys > > > > > > > > > > > > No change with "Remove Dead Copper" OFF > > > > > > > > Thomas, I'm running 99SE with SP6 > > > > > > > > I wonder if it's video card related? I have the Nvidia G > > > > Force 440 on my > > > > Dell laptop. My other systems are broken or too old to, > > > > I've been too > > > > busy to fix them. > > > > > > > > When I "rebuild" the poly, the outline is there for maybe a > > > > second then > > > > disappears. > > > > > > > > Mark > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > At 05:07 PM 5/12/2003, you wrote: > > > > >Try turning "Remove Dead Copper" OFF. > > > > > > > > > >Damon Kelly > > > > >Hardware Engineer > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > > > > > From: Mark Iams-McGuire [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > > > Sent: Monday, 12 May 2003 05:59 > > > > > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > > > Subject: [PEDA] No hatch polys > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Hi, > > > > > > > > > > > > How do I see polygon outlines in no hatch mode? Want to see > > > > > > outside edges > > > > > > only, will hatch later. For some reason the polygon outline > > > > > > disappears in > > > > > > no hatch mode, but all looks fine when hatched, so I know > > > > it's there. > > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks, > > > > > > Mark > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Mark Iams-McGuire > > > > > > Master CAD Designs > > > > > > 13222 Hidden Valley Road > > > > > > Grass Valley, CA 95949 > > > > > > phone: 530-271-7078 > > > > > > fax: 530-271-7088 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Mark Iams-McGuire > > > > Master CAD Designs > > > > 13222 Hidden Valley Road > > > > Grass Valley, CA 95949 > > > > phone: 530-271-7078 > > > > fax: 530-271-7088 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Mark Iams-McGuire > > Master CAD Designs > > 13222 Hidden Valley Road > > Grass Valley, CA 95949 > > phone: 530-271-7078 > > fax: 530-271-7088 > > > > > > > >


Mark Iams-McGuire Master CAD Designs 13222 Hidden Valley Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 phone: 530-271-7078 fax: 530-271-7088



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