16 Replies Latest reply on Jul 10, 2018 12:54 PM by jaza_tom

    setting via's net bug

    Sparkylabs

      So i am trying to add some GND vias onto what is already a polygon pour of a different net. So I start my via placement and press tab before placing so that I can pick the net, choose my net, place the via and hey presto my explicit instructions are ignored..... Any chance this ever gets fixed?

        • Re: setting via's net bug
          Sparkylabs

          To add insult to injury if i try and copy and paste a corrected via it just sets they new via's to "no net" so now I have 10 via's to manually edit and hopefully I have no forgotten any more.

            • Re: setting via's net bug
              Sparkylabs

              A further bug now with the "brand spanking new" filter tool in 1.5.... IF I have set that I only want to select via's and I drag my mouse pointer from a pad to track to free space it starts creating new tracks that is should not be able to do because I am in select mode NOT track mode and am filtering on via's only - when did tracks come into it?

            • Re: setting via's net bug
              Sparkylabs

              Also if i have all filters cleared where presumably anything goes I cant actually select a track I have to explicitly filter tracks in order to select them at all even though it is in "all objects" mode! Where do i send my invoice for being a beta tester for an update that apparently was not going to be released until tested and found to be stable??

              • Re: setting via's net bug
                Sparkylabs

                I have the following error:

                 

                Class Document Source Message Time Date No. Error 7736 SYS PCB.CSPcbDoc Pin Swapper No Components have been enabled for Swapping in PCB Document 7736 SYS PCB.CSPcbDoc 12:14:46 06/06/2018 51

                 

                I have no idea why, i was not trying to do anything with pin swapping......

                • Re: setting via's net bug
                  voltsandjolts

                  "So i am trying to add some GND vias onto what is already a polygon pour of a different net. So I start my via placement and press tab before placing so that I can pick the net, choose my net, place the via and hey presto my explicit instructions are ignored..... Any chance this ever gets fixed?"

                   

                  That happens to me too first time around but after that vias are placed as per net assignment of previous via. Placing inside a polygon area does seem to affect this, even when unpoured. Workaround is place the vias outside the board then drag them to where you need them.

                   

                  "To add insult to injury if i try and copy and paste a corrected via it just sets they new via's to "no net" so now I have 10 via's to manually edit and hopefully I have no forgotten any more."

                   

                  Yes, that happens to me also. You can select all no-net vias with filter tool: PCB Filter > Free > Via and then change them all at once with Inspector.

                  • Re: setting via's net bug
                    Sparkylabs

                    OK I'll give that a go some time. Just the sorts of things that hopefully would have been fixed. At least there is a work around.

                    • Re: setting via's net bug
                      e14softwareuk

                      Tested placing vias and all seems to work as expected. Home | Via to start, TAB to set net and then drop several vias and they do remember the net. You are correct in that using copy/paste sets copies to No Net.

                      • Re: setting via's net bug
                        Sparkylabs

                        I think my problem was because I was placing vias over an area that could have been to different nets, which is why i took the trouble to specify it, pity altium could not take the trouble to code their software to do as told..... copy and paste is just that, if things had of worked first time as they should have I would not have been trying to copy and paste and even that does not work as it should.

                          • Re: setting via's net bug
                            jaza_tom

                            I think you are correct.

                             

                            e14softwareuk  here is a video showing the described behaviour.

                             

                            In my example, I am trying to add GND vias, and I am doing so in an area where there are two internal layers with polygon pours underneath: 5V and GND

                             

                            The vias' Net property keep getting overidden to 5V even though I explicitly set the parameter to GND during placement.

                             

                            The only viable workaround I have found is to do one of the following:

                             

                            - Move the offending polygon pour off your board temporarily, taking note of it's X/Y position so you can easily move it back later

                            - Change the way you are adding vias.  Instead of dropping via using the Via placement tool, use the route tool, route a track from the desired pad, and then switch layer to GND layer, which automatically drops a via tied to GND net the next time you click

                             

                          • Re: setting via's net bug
                            Sparkylabs

                            So many warkarounds...... where is the roadmap that hopefully involves fixing the bugs before pretending to add functions again....?

                             

                            How do I switch layer whilst routing?