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How do I hide the GND air wires? [message #155806] Fri, 13 June 2014 11:59 Go to next message
jmoulton
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Registered: January 2012
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I would like to hide all my ground air wires in order to make it easier
for me to do my board layout.  Is this possible?  Also I cannot find a
search box to search the forums.  This site is lacking very much in this
capability.  Every box I find I type in "Air Wires" and nothing comes up
from the search.  Something does not seem right.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: How do I hide the GND air wires? [message #155807 is a reply to message #155806] Fri, 13 June 2014 12:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lorenz
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jmoulton wrote:
> I would like to hide all my ground air wires in order to make it easier
> for me to do my board layout.  [...]

help ratsnest
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Re: How do I hide the GND air wires? [message #155808 is a reply to message #155806] Fri, 13 June 2014 15:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jmoulton
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Thanks.  that worked

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Re: How do I hide the GND air wires? [message #170882 is a reply to message #155806] Fri, 30 June 2017 07:24 Go to previous message
Marten Jacobs
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As this is the first hit when you Google "ratsnest hide gnd", I think it might be helpful to have the actual answer here, so here's the relevant segment of "help ratsnest":


Hiding selected airwires
Sometimes it may be useful to hide the airwires of selected signals, for instance if these will later be connected through a polygon. Typically this could be supply signals, which have a lot of airwires that will never be routed explicitly and just obscure the other signals' airwires.
To hide airwires the RATSNEST command can be given the exclamation mark ('!'), followed by a list of signals, as in
RATSNEST ! GND VCC
which would hide the airwires of the signals GND and VCC.
To have the airwires displayed again just enter the RATSNEST command without the '!' character, and the list of signals:
RATSNEST GND VCC
This will activate the display of the airwires of the signals GND and VCC and also recalculates them. You can also recalculate the airwires (and polygons) of particular signals this way.
The signal names may contain wildcards, and the two variants may be combined, as in
RATSNEST D* ! ?GND VCC
which would recalculate and display the airwires of all signals with names beginning with 'D', and hide the airwires of all the various GND signals (like AGND, DGND etc.) and the VCC signal. Note that the command is processed from left to right, so in case there is a DGND signal the example would first process it for display, but then hide its airwires.
To make sure all airwires are displayed enter
RATSNEST *
Note that the SIGNAL (#99) command will automatically make the airwires of a signal visible if a new airwire is created for that signal. The RIPUP (#92) command on the other hand will not change the state of hiding airwires if a wire of a signal is changed into an airwire.

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