I removed a via and the tracks connected to it after removing the associated net and this left the teardrops in place; impossible to select, and not getting removed with "remove all" in the teardrop tool. I also found another one that was left when using "delete/all" and exhibits identical behavior despite the objects it was attached to still existing.

How do I get rid of them?

picture of one of the teardrops second teardrop

  • \$\begingroup\$ Have you read the manual or looked for answers on Altium and it's many associated partners? \$\endgroup\$
    – Andy aka
    Dec 2, 2021 at 10:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Andyaka yes, of course, I failed to find anything that would be useful in this scenario, thus the question. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jan
    Dec 2, 2021 at 10:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ Please list the altium resources you attempted to use that were unsuccessful so that folk attempting the same route can avoid them. [Edited by a moderator.] \$\endgroup\$
    – Andy aka
    Dec 2, 2021 at 10:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ This may be a silly suggestion by have you tried removing the floaters manually, by selecting and deleting manually ? Do you have many floaters or is it just this one track ? \$\endgroup\$
    – citizen
    Dec 2, 2021 at 11:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ @citizen I have, they don't get selected regardless of selection options. I found another that doesn't fit the scenario I though caused those, I'll update the question. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jan
    Dec 2, 2021 at 11:06

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After closing and reopening the file the teardrops were possible to select and delete using the "Regions" selection filter.

selection filter selected teardrop

  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes I have noticed they're rendered as regions ... well I guess some kind of glitch/bug somewhere - maybe nothing to do with Altium per se ... \$\endgroup\$
    – citizen
    Dec 2, 2021 at 12:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ @citizen I'm pretty sure it didn't work before reopening the file but I can't deny this might just be user error \$\endgroup\$
    – Jan
    Dec 2, 2021 at 12:53

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