7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2017 1:07 PM by johnduquette

    Vias connecting top and bottom planes

    rob.hensel

      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?