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I am using Altium 17 and try to make a GND pour. On the GND polygon I want to place some vias to GND polygon. But it doesn't connect GND polygon and GND vias. They belong to exactly same net, GND.

I restarted Altium, but still no success.

GND Pour

GND VIA Properties

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Is there any other polygon (even a shelved one) covering the same area? \$\endgroup\$ – The Photon Sep 12 '19 at 21:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ If you can access Altium forums, check here: AD15 polygon pour bug \$\endgroup\$ – The Photon Sep 12 '19 at 21:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ Perhaps check your Polygon Connect Style (rules) for either, "Direct connect" or "Relief Connect". \$\endgroup\$ – Steve Sep 12 '19 at 21:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ There is no other polygon. I deliberately deleted all polygons and tried a small polygon. \$\endgroup\$ – Mubin Icyer Sep 12 '19 at 21:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ I just noticed your "via" isn't a via (as defined by Altium), it's a free pad. Do you get the same result if you place a via rather than a pad? Are your polygon connection rules the same for pads and vias? \$\endgroup\$ – The Photon Sep 12 '19 at 23:27
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Your via is shown as "GND GND". It should just say GND. Possibly there is something wrong with the via net assignment. Have a look at the net in the properties.

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Edit: Shown with free pad

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    \$\begingroup\$ The "via" isn't a via, it's a free pad. I'm not sure how that would change anything, but... \$\endgroup\$ – The Photon Sep 12 '19 at 23:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah so- the free pad should have a designator associated with it. Altium should not be confused by a designator of GND but maybe it is? Worth trying changing it anyway. \$\endgroup\$ – Spehro Pefhany Sep 12 '19 at 23:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ Pad or Via, it was the same problem. Designator was also not problem. I don't know the problem was, but i restarted Altium again and it worked! \$\endgroup\$ – Mubin Icyer Sep 13 '19 at 6:52
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Ok I will answer my question. It seems to be a bug in software. I restarted only once and the problem was still there. I deleted the polygon and restarted Altium again. It worked.

Thanks for all answers and suggestions.

Pad and via

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