5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 21, 2019 1:04 AM by Autodesk Guest

    How do I hide the GND air wires?

    jmoulton

      I would like to hide all my ground air wires in order to make it easier for me to do my board layout.  Is this possible?  Also I cannot find a search box to search the forums.  This site is lacking very much in this capability.  Every box I find I type in "Air Wires" and nothing comes up from the search.  Something does not seem right.  Thanks in advance.

        • Re: How do I hide the GND air wires?
          Autodesk Guest

          jmoulton wrote:

          I would like to hide all my ground air wires in order to make it easier

          for me to do my board layout. 

           

          help ratsnest

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          Lorenz

           

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          • Re: How do I hide the GND air wires?
            jmoulton

            Thanks.  that worked

            • Re: How do I hide the GND air wires?
              martenjacobs

              As this is the first hit when you Google "ratsnest hide gnd", I think it might be helpful to have the actual answer here, so here's the relevant segment of "help ratsnest":

               

               

              Hiding selected airwires

              Sometimes it may be useful to hide the airwires of selected signals, for instance if these will later be connected through a polygon. Typically this could be supply signals, which have a lot of airwires that will never be routed explicitly and just obscure the other signals' airwires.

              To hide airwires the RATSNEST command can be given the exclamation mark ('!'), followed by a list of signals, as in

              RATSNEST ! GND VCC

              which would hide the airwires of the signals GND and VCC.
              To have the airwires displayed again just enter the RATSNEST command without the '!' character, and the list of signals:

              RATSNEST GND VCC

              This will activate the display of the airwires of the signals GND and VCC and also recalculates them. You can also recalculate the airwires (and polygons) of particular signals this way.

              The signal names may contain wildcards, and the two variants may be combined, as in

              RATSNEST D* ! ?GND VCC

              which would recalculate and display the airwires of all signals with names beginning with 'D', and hide the airwires of all the various GND signals (like AGND, DGND etc.) and the VCC signal. Note that the command is processed from left to right, so in case there is a DGND signal the example would first process it for display, but then hide its airwires.

              To make sure all airwires are displayed enter

              RATSNEST *

              Note that the SIGNAL command will automatically make the airwires of a signal visible if a new airwire is created for that signal. The RIPUP command on the other hand will not change the state of hiding airwires if a wire of a signal is changed into an airwire.

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