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I'm trying to put a plane shield using polygon pour and I realized that some object is not connected to my polygon.

In the picture below it is clearly seen that the GND through hole is not connected to my polygon that is declared as "GND".

I can't understand the reason because I checked all possible causes and I wasn't able to find anything.

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SOLVED: I restarted Altium Designer and everything is fine now.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Try manipulating option "Pour over all same net objects" \$\endgroup\$
    – Bip
    Jun 29, 2017 at 15:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ A typical cause of this is if there is another polygon overlapping this one. Even if the other polygon is shelved, it can prevent this polygon from connecting correctly. Make sure this polygon comes before any overlapping polygons (even shelved ones) in the pour order. \$\endgroup\$
    – The Photon
    Jun 29, 2017 at 16:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MrBit, did you "Repour All" after removing the shelved polygons or fixing the pour order? \$\endgroup\$
    – The Photon
    Jun 29, 2017 at 16:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ThePhoton, Yes I did. Nothing worked untill I restarted the software. \$\endgroup\$
    – MrBit
    Jun 29, 2017 at 20:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ Restarting Altium was the only solution for me too. \$\endgroup\$
    – RHaguiuda
    Nov 14, 2017 at 12:55

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Open Design >> Rules >> Plane Rules >> Polygon Connect Style page and check the connect style is relief or direct connect.

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I'm currently running Altium Designer 21. This problem recently happened to me and it's seems to be a bug that's been around for awhile. Restarting Altium fixed the issue for me.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I had to select the "Pour over all same not objects" in the polygon properties for it it connect to the vias \$\endgroup\$
    – quantum231
    Mar 16 at 23:26
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You need to make sure the polygon is the same net name of the connections you want it to connect to. Then repour the polygon.

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    \$\begingroup\$ While this is a good thing to check in general, OP did make sure in this case: "In the picture below it is clearly seen that the GND through hole is not connected to my polygon that is declared as "GND"" \$\endgroup\$
    – Null
    Sep 23, 2021 at 14:18

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