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Altium Copper Pour Algorithm Oddities

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I am working on a PCB design in Altium Designer S09 where I have some rather small geometries. I am experiencing some behavior which I think is strange. My experience with P-CAD is that the copper pour algorithms handled this in a way I like better. Is there some setting I might be able to change somewhere to get the copper pour algorithm to fill in the areas circled in the attached JPEG in a way I have indicated with lines?

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Seems like the algorithm tries to avoid acute angles by cutting some copper.
 

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rcasciola said:
I am working on a PCB design in Altium Designer S09 where I have some rather small geometries. I am experiencing some behavior which I think is strange. My experience with P-CAD is that the copper pour algorithms handled this in a way I like better. Is there some setting I might be able to change somewhere to get the copper pour algorithm to fill in the areas circled in the attached JPEG in a way I have indicated with lines?

Thanks,

Randy

Can I see your definition of this copper pour and project Clearance rules? I think you have made mistake in definition of copper pour.

Added after 3 minutes:

I can't define clearance rule for my polygon. I want to make clearance from polygon on top layer to board outlines. I use AD summer 2009.
 

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