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How to add unrounted vias in PowerPCB V5

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antenna_abc

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Hi, I am learning how to use PowerPCB v5, and have a question about adding vias on PCB.

I have already known that I can use "shift+left click" to add via between two different layers when rounting.

My question is how to add some unrounted vias in PowerPCB without any rounting traces connected? Thanks
 

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for what purpose do u want to add vias

i add vias to copper plane at diffrent places to form a solid plane and interconnect planes

the method used by me is as follows
1) draw a route from that net and add via and press CTRL+left click
2) Select and glude that via.
3) Select that via and press CTRL+C.
4) A copy of that via will stick to ur mouse pointer.
5) now u can click anywhere u want, to place via.
 

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Hi,v_kumar. Thanks for your reply. I am going to add some vias along the microstrip feeding line to the antenna to suppress surface wave. That's why the vias are not connected to any rounting traces.
 

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