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I was just checking a PCB design, and found these box-patterns on some of the nets. What do they mean?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I have never seen anything like that before. When you hover over it, what does the HUD show? \$\endgroup\$
    – DerStrom8
    Apr 20, 2015 at 13:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ If you zoom enough on that pattern you might see some message/label written on it \$\endgroup\$
    – m.Alin
    Apr 20, 2015 at 13:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ No, I don't see anything except the net name \$\endgroup\$
    – zud
    Apr 20, 2015 at 14:00

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It looks like its related to the default Base Pattern (Checker Board) for board insight color override.

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The assigned net color is displayed using small squares, leaving the default layer color also visible. (This is the default override pattern).

Related article: Customizing of Net Colors

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Press F5 and the checkboard pattern goes away

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