As they say a picture says a thousand words. Consider this extreme example:
You have this copper polygon (a ground plane), but due to other signals routed on the same layer, the polygon comes to a choke point (the "strait" between Pad2&3).
I assume this makes it a suboptimal ground plane (comment if I'm wrong).
Is there a tool in Eagle to identify such problematic choke points? (I'm using Eagle 5.11).
For the example it is trivial to see it visually, but the actual board I'm worrying about is much more complicated and it's hard to identify anything by just looking at it. The tools tells me it is bad though, because I had to stitch the GND planes (I have one on both top and bottom, it is a 2-layer PCB) with dozens of vias to avoid empty areas with no copper. In terms of the frequencies involved, the PCB is a mostly digital device that has a few micros, some at 16 MHz, one at 200 MHz.
One way to do it that comes to mind is to temporarily increase the isolation parameter on the ground polygons, and recompute the fill - it would separate on the choke points and probably airwires would emerge, but I don't think this is a particularly elegant way.