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Connecting different GND planes together?

Question asked by Pete on Jun 21, 2011
Latest reply on Jun 22, 2011 by David Ricketts

I thought I had seen something about this in release notes somewhere, but I can't find it now.

 

I have multiple GND planes (digital, analog, RF, shield) that all need to be referenced together at a few locations on the board.  I've got some tricks, like copper only decals with overlapping pads.  But to use these with an IPC netlist test in my CAM editor, I have disconnect them all, run the artworks and checks, then reconnect them to run final artwork.  I don't like having to cheat software to get what I need.

 

Is there some function in PADs to connect two different nets?   Does anyone have other ways of doing this?

 

Pete

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