bigglez wrote:Ok, I have followed the procedure as descibed in the quote. The only difference between my previous try and the last one is that I followed Philba's advice and drew a poly completely around my design. After hitting 'ratsnest', my board nicely filled up.
(1) Type "show gnd" to highlight the existing gnd net
(2) Type "polygon gnd", then use the mouse to make a rectangle.
(3) Close the rectangle with a left mouse double-click.
(4) Type "ratsnest"
The rectangle should fill automatically.
(5) If not, type "redraw" or F2.
When saving the board and reopening it, the fill is completely removed. The outline is still there (like after drawing the poly), but the fill (like what you see when you hit 'ratsnest') is gone. Also, I submitted the board to BatchPCB and the designed passed the bot, but there was no difference to see between my first submitted design from a few weeks ago (with no ground pad for under the mlf32) and the changed design.
Should I see a difference? I think I should...
I can still use my old boards, there is a via under the mlf32 chip where I can slide through a very thin wire. It makes contact with the bottom-ground-pad of the mlf-32 if I solder it to the board, but it is not the solution I am looking for.
This must be possible, right?