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geda:add_a_ground_plane_to_your_layout [1970/01/19 10:16]
russnelson created
geda:add_a_ground_plane_to_your_layout [2016/07/05 13:30] (current)
russnelson
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   * Lay out your circuit, yadda yadda.   * Lay out your circuit, yadda yadda.
   * Run ground traces on the ground layer and power traces on the power layer:   * Run ground traces on the ground layer and power traces on the power layer:
-  * Do these steps for both top/power and bottom/​ground:​ +     * Turn off all layers but the ground (or power) ​layer. 
-     * Turn off all layers but the top layer. +     * Use Ctrl-F on any ground (or powerconnection.
-     * Use Ctrl-F on any power connection.+
      * Use Select/​Select all found.      * Use Select/​Select all found.
      * Use Connects/​Auto-route selected rats.      * Use Connects/​Auto-route selected rats.
      * Auto-optimize and miter.      * Auto-optimize and miter.
-     * Turn on the top and bottom layers.+  ​* Turn on the top and bottom layers.
   * Route everything else using Connects/​Auto-route all rats.   * Route everything else using Connects/​Auto-route all rats.
-  * Auto-optimize and miter. 
   * The Message Log will report that your layout is complete.   * The Message Log will report that your layout is complete.
-  * Select the top and draw a rectangle. +  ​* Auto-optimize and miter. 
-  * Select the bottom ​and draw a rectangle.+  ​* Select the power and draw a rectangle. 
 +  * Select the ground ​and draw a rectangle.
   * This fills-in the ground plane, but you're not done, because you still have the traces.   * This fills-in the ground plane, but you're not done, because you still have the traces.
   * Do these steps for both ground and power:   * Do these steps for both ground and power:
      * Use Ctrl-F on any ground connection (best where the power comes in).      * Use Ctrl-F on any ground connection (best where the power comes in).
-     * While you're there, select the Via tool and drop a via on that connection.+     * While you're there, select the Thermal (THRM) ​tool and drop a thermal ​on that connection.
      * Use Select/​Select all found      * Use Select/​Select all found
      * Use Select/Rip up selected auto-routed tracks.      * Use Select/Rip up selected auto-routed tracks.
geda/add_a_ground_plane_to_your_layout.1610196.txt.gz · Last modified: 1970/01/19 10:16 by russnelson