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Vias connecting top and bottom planes

Question asked by rob.hensel on Jul 27, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 11, 2017 by johnduquette

I have a problem where I need to connected a plane on the top of the board with stitching vias.  In addition, these planes need to be exposed copper.

 

I started by creating a SMT pad, which I placed within a plane shape.  That seems to work fine.  But when I select the net, and add vias, I get a rats nest to each via, as if the via is not connecting to the planes (even after plane connect in pour manager).

 

So...

 

1.  How do I stitch two planes with vias?

 

2.  How do I remove soldermask to expose the copper?

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