Applied Parameters: Action=ConfigurePhysicalNets
This command is used to run the Configure Physical Nets dialog. This dialog allows you to examine and confirm that the objects that are physically connected have the correct net assigned in that physical net.
This command is accessed from the PCB Editor by choosing the Design » Netlist » Configure Physical Nets command from the main menus.
After launching the command, the Configure Physical Nets dialog will open. The software analyzes the design, checking that all pads and the objects that physically connect them together (tracks, arcs, fills, etc.,) have the same net name assigned. When all net objects are correct, the net is shown in green. If any objects are detected as touching but have a different net assigned, they are flagged in red. A common example of when this can occur is if a component footprint has extra copper objects within the footprint. When this footprint is loaded during synchronization, the pads have the assigned net name applied to each pad but not the extra copper.
The dialog is interactive; click on a net or primitive to cross probe to that object. Right-click or click the Menu button to access the available commands.
The Action region of the dialog provides controls for specifying the action needed to be taken to resolve issues with the connected copper. By default, actions will be set automatically but can be adjusted as required. Once the actions are set, click the Execute button to update the net assignments.
- A physical net means connected copper in this instance.