5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2014 4:49 PM by jim.granville

    plane areas erroneously connected

    volain

      This is probably a case of me expecting the software to read my mind, but here's what happened. 

       

      On a mixed plane layer, I created two separate plane areas AGND and DGND.  Now, I want those two planes connected at ONE point and ONE point only.  What I did was I used a 1206 component and connected one pin to AGND and one pin to DGND.  When everything was completely routed, I went to ECO and added a connection between the two pins of that 1206-this combined the two nets.  The problem is that when I run Plane Connect, I get a single plane rather than two separate planes.  The bigger problem is that I rushed this board out, and didn't check the CAM output that carefully, and now my board is useless. I realize I probably could have accomplished what I want by creating a plane cutout, but that seems to be a bit more difficult,  

       

      I realize there are many lessons here, but my question is: Is there any way to preserve the two separate planes when I run Plane Connect, or it that "just the way it works"?