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Preventing plane flood "partial" connections

Question asked by rbeaumont on Jan 4, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2018 by rbeaumont

PADS Layout - Plane Flood - Same-Net Flooding Error


Line Width - 6 thou

Trace Width - 6 thou

Trace to Copper Clearance - 6 thou

Copper to Copper Clearance (different nets) - 6 thou

Split/Mixed Plane Smoothing Radius - 0

Hatch Grid - Copper - 1

Display Grid - 6 x 6


I think there is a partial connection problem when flooding planes (same-net).

With the above settings, it would be good if the plane flood was only present in places where there is enough space to meet the minimum plane line width (6). In the below pictures, the co-planar ground has flooded into a gap and "partially" connected. You can see the "dimples" of the 2 radii of the plane sections, and the connection is only 4.96 thou across. Is there a way to prevent a plane flooding through places where it cannot maintain the line width (6). Or if not, can you flag an error?

None of the options in 'Verify Design' flag this up.