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Add a GND bus and a VCC bus to a proto board [message #170135] Thu, 23 March 2017 00:26 Go to next message
Angela Ameruoso
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Hi, I am adding features to my prototyping PCB. I want to add a GND bus and a VCC bus like in the photo below. What is the best way for doing this?
[Image result for adafruit proto board]

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Re: Add a GND bus and a VCC bus to a proto board [message #170148 is a reply to message #170135] Mon, 27 March 2017 10:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
geralds
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Hi,
please read the manual.
There you will find the "name" command.
With that command you can naming all pins that must have the same electrical condition.
So you can make komplex parts with some pins that are electrical connected.
e.g. - IC with more then one power pins.
e.g. - connector with more then one mounting holes -> shield pinning.

NAME: - pins with the same name: GND@1 (mailto:GND@1), GND@2 (mailto:GND@2), .....
the pin name is GND an after ET the numbers are numbering how many pins have the same name.
They will then electrical connected.
-> see also: one pin  multiple pads connections
(manual chapt. 8)

The routing between the layers for through holes is no problem.
If you routes SMD then you can have differences.

Gerald
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Re: Add a GND bus and a VCC bus to a proto board [message #170170 is a reply to message #170148] Fri, 31 March 2017 00:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Angela Ameruoso
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Hi Gerald, thank you for your answer.

I've read this chapter of the manual, but I don't have any pins to connect to pads. I have just pads and re-naming pads as "GND@1,@2..." is not working.
In the first post I've wrote that I am making a prototyping board as in photo with no other electrical componets. Just a 2 layers board with holes.  I have already drawn the outline of my board with all the pads as a new component in a custom library ( as some of you suggest me in another thread).

So, I was just thinking to connect togheter my pads with a trace, but there isn't the command "trace" in the library and if I open a new project and place my component "proto board" I cannot use the pads of the component.

The other possibility should be place some polygons and make a ground plane and a power plane, but if I have understood well the process, in this case my prototyping board should have 4 layers instead of 2 and I don't want this.

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Re: Add a GND bus and a VCC bus to a proto board [message #170172 is a reply to message #170148] Fri, 31 March 2017 02:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Angela Ameruoso
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Hi Gerald, thank you for your answer.
I have done what you suggest me and all seems work fine!
Thank you very much for your help, the Eagle user manual is quite extensive I should start to read that well.

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Re: Add a GND bus and a VCC bus to a proto board [message #170175 is a reply to message #170135] Fri, 31 March 2017 04:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
COMPACT
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If you're feeling ambitious then use a plane fill of your power nets (GND, VDD , VCC) nets.
Doing this allows much quicker and shorter power connections for prototyping.

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Re: Add a GND bus and a VCC bus to a proto board [message #170181 is a reply to message #170172] Fri, 31 March 2017 21:04 Go to previous message
geralds
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B-) oh yes. My pleasure.

All the best with your projects!

Best Regards,
Gerald
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