Thanks, I found the problem. One of my other rules was set to "board"
instead of the net I intended.

Tim

-----Original Message-----
From: Abd ul-Rahman Lomax [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:35 PM
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Polygon Connect question


At 12:50 PM 1/15/2004, Tim Fifield wrote:
>It appears that my polygons are in direct connect mode when my design rules
>state that they are in relief mode. Is there something I'm missing?

Probably. Let's go over the basics.

There are two sets of connection rules: those for copper pour and those for
inner planes. You might be confusing the two.

"Polygons", I'd assume, would refer to copper pour. Unlike inner planes,
which are calculated layers for the most part (created by rules), copper
pours -- "polygon planes" are created by defining the vertices and the
various settings, and then the polygon is "built." Once it is built, it is
in the database as a collection of free primitives -- track and arcs. You
can unlock the plane and edit and move the individual primitives, if you
want....

If you change the rules, planes are not automatically rebuilt. You can
rebuild a plane simply by double-clicking on it to bring up the edit dialog
and then OK'ing it, you'll be asked if you want to rebuild.

There are tricks for getting all the polygons to rebuild at once, if you
need to know that.

As with inner planes, I recommend that vias be set for direct connect to
polygons. So the default rule would be thermal relief, and then a Via
Specification rule sets all vias for direct connect.






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