0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 10, 2015 4:41 AM by jos.van.gemert

    How to calculate the actual copper area of individual planes shapes?

    jos.van.gemert

      There are several methods to gather plane information (e.g. Analysis > Calculate Copper Area), but none of them shows the actual copper area per separate plane shape on a layer. This is the XY area minus the voids in the plane. Is there any way to accomplish that?

       

      A use case where the required option is very useful:

      A voltage regulator needs cooling which has to be done with a copper area of a certain minimum surface. To have the occupied area as small as possible, you should be able to calculate the effective copper area.

       

      Greetings,

      Jos