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Here is my take on it:
Planes - generate negative outputs (use SPx keyboard shortcut, Plane Connect in Pour Manager)
Pour - generates a positive image (use Px keyboard shortcut, Flood in Pour Manager)
Hatch - A pour with the spacing set wider than the line width. (Use Px keyboard shortcut, Flood in Pour Manager)
There might be another oddity like pours didn't support thermal pads in 2005 and only planes did, but it was fixed in a version long ago so I don't remember.
Sorry! CAM Plane is the negative.
- CAM Plane—Sets the entire layer to be solid copper and connected to only one net. The CAM Plane layer is a negative image, and the copper does not appear in the design as it normally does for all other copper objects. You can not manipulate the shape/outline of the copper on this layer since it is generated automatically and covers the entire layer. This is an outmoded layer type. You can not route traces on a CAM Plane layer. Copper Pours and Plane areas can not be created on CAM Plane layers.
is 5V_DC supposed to be connected to grd_power? If they don't overlap they won't connect.
Hi jduquette, Thanks for your reply. in my design, For applying copper they followed Tools-->Pour Manager-->Flood applied.but some place i used Plane connection.is it affect the design because usually i am using Plane connection.What is the different between Flood and Plane connection.From my observation For Flood no need to assign (Plane Type:No Plane) the Net but Plane connection net need to assign as well as Plane Type:Split and Mixed.
A plane has to be assigned to a net. Copper can be assigned to a net but does not have to be. You can't put a copper pour on plane layer. After you define the shape you need to make the type 'Plane Area' (or place a Plane Area shape directly). It is pretty much the same physical thing just different terminology on a different layer type.