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I've created a ground plane on my Proteus schematic but for some reason the autorouter is totally ignoring it and trying to link all of the ground connections with traces.

How do I fix this and force the autorouter to use the ground plane?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Please add a screenshot. \$\endgroup\$
    – Sadat Rafi
    Apr 2, 2020 at 13:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ have you used zone mode ? \$\endgroup\$
    – Sadat Rafi
    Apr 2, 2020 at 13:09

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  1. Go to zone mode and select the area of PCB.
  2. Select NET as GND.
  3. Select Allow nesting.
  4. Select your desired layer.

Then you won't face this problem. If you want, you may comment your email then I can send you the video of the process.

Look the connection is mixed with the ground plane. It won't be visible if you print bottom copper. enter image description here

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Hi Sadat, that doesn't seem to work \$\endgroup\$ Apr 2, 2020 at 13:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ But it's working in my screenshot. Look at the hole. The GND terminal is connected to the ground plane. \$\endgroup\$
    – Sadat Rafi
    Apr 2, 2020 at 13:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ include a screenshot of your project \$\endgroup\$
    – Sadat Rafi
    Apr 2, 2020 at 13:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ Looking at your screenshot, it's still routing a GND trace on the bottom copper rather than just dropping to the ground plane? I'm sorting you a screenshot now \$\endgroup\$ Apr 2, 2020 at 13:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ Ahh okay, weird how it's still drawn them... Thanks man! \$\endgroup\$ Apr 2, 2020 at 15:46

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