How can I increase the distance between my ground plane and a hole that is not ground?
The steps that follow explain how you can configure the “Hole To Shape” constraint and increase the distance from the ground plane and non-ground hole.
- Open the Spacing Constraint Set that is accessible from the Design Workflow > Constraints > Spacing.
- Click to select the All Layers constraint worksheet.
- Scroll to the far right to the Hole To constraints where you can set the desired values for the Hole To Shape constraint. Note: You may need to double-click the column heading to display all constraint categories.
- Verify the constraint is enabled. By default all Hole To constraints are disabled.
- To enable a mechanical hole constraint, select the Analyze > Analysis Mode menu from the Constraint Manager menu, as shown in the above screen image.
Your selection opens the Analysis Modes dialog.
- Select Design (far left column) and then expand the Mechanical Spacing option.
- Click an On check box to place a selection check mark and enable the mechanical drill hole constraints.
Note: You may also use this form to enable separate rules for mechanical holes.