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    Altium Designer - Shorting to Internal Plane

    Hi All,

    I'm currently evaluating Altium 10 on a small project.

    I want to intentionally connect a one pin from a connector to an internal DGND plane (negative plane).

    However this pins is from a different net.
    I cant add the "short circuit" rule to this net since I only want it to short to DGND at one pin and not at all pins connected to this net.

    May I know how to do this?
    Alternately is there a way to convert the internal negative plane to a positive plane so I can just add a trace to short it?

    Thanks All,
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    Re: Altium Designer - Shorting to Internal Plane

    Instead of using a plane you can use a normal layer with polygen pour connected to DGND


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    Re: Altium Designer - Shorting to Internal Plane

    Dear Khanna_Gunjan,

    Yes, that is one possible solution which I will use if no other method available.

    Does anyone know how to short pins on negative layers in Altium Designer?

    Thanks,
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    Re: Altium Designer - Shorting to Internal Plane

    Why use negative planes these days?



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    Re: Altium Designer - Shorting to Internal Plane

    Quote Originally Posted by marce View Post
    Why use negative planes these days?
    Dear Marce,

    Well, it is the default setting for planes in Altium.
    (Note:- I'm not too familiar with using this software)
    Is there a way to set a plane layer in Altium to be positive?

    I could change the layer to a signal layer and place shapes, but I'm not sure if it the correct way to do this.

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    Re: Altium Designer - Shorting to Internal Plane

    There is another method of doing this what you can do is you can manually change the net name of that particular pin from connector to DGND by going to pin's property.
    Remember that this done in PCB only so next time when you ECO update from your schematic it will be gone.


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    Re: Altium Designer - Shorting to Internal Plane

    Thanks Ricky
    Your solution works perfectly!!



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