configurable colors for copper pours

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kalbun
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configurable colors for copper pours

#1 Post by kalbun » 18 Jun 2010, 01:09

When I design RF boards, or in general boards with several separated grounds, I use several distinct copper pours.
I would find useful to assign a different color to each pour, as you can already do with nets. This would make much easier to identify pour borders and to correct mistakes.
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tinker1
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Re: configurable colors for copper pours

#2 Post by tinker1 » 22 Jul 2010, 17:00

Maybe it would help approximate this to make each such pour have a different pattern. That way they would look distinctive when poured. You could keep it that way, or switch each to solid once the rest of the design is done.

I find myself switching from poured to non-poured states frequently at some stages. I was going to the Properties. Right-clicking and choosing State makes that much faster.

matttay
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Re: configurable colors for copper pours

#3 Post by matttay » 30 Sep 2010, 22:15

Also adjustable transparency on each layer would help. When doing RF, at the end you often need to go in and staple all your ground planes together. It is really tough to do if you can only see one ground plane at a time because you never know if you are putting static vias over traces on other layers.

andre.araujo
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Re: configurable colors for copper pours

#4 Post by andre.araujo » 31 May 2011, 15:59

Also adjustable transparency on each layer would help. When doing RF, at the end you often need to go in and staple all your ground planes together. It is really tough to do if you can only see one ground plane at a time because you never know if you are putting static vias over traces on other layers.
To do so I often use "T" and "B" to switch between TOP and BOTTOM layers. But transparency would be great!

About the colored pours, I think a good idea would use the same color as the net color.

André

PeterDMC
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Re: configurable colors for copper pours

#5 Post by PeterDMC » 28 Jan 2012, 12:08

Bump for transparency

jackrubin
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Re: configurable colors for copper pours

#6 Post by jackrubin » 04 Jan 2015, 00:52

Another vote for variable layer transparency!
Thanks!

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Re: configurable colors for copper pours

#7 Post by envisionelec » 26 Apr 2016, 13:47

2016 Bump for transparency.

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Re: configurable colors for copper pours

#8 Post by Tomg » 26 Apr 2016, 14:10

+1 for Opacity adjustments
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rr1024
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Re: configurable colors for copper pours

#9 Post by rr1024 » 06 Feb 2020, 11:49

So this is an old thread, why has it not been implemented? And configurable layer colors for routing
what the hell, I just posted this on 6 Feb 2020 and it states my post was in 2016...lol
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