On the connector shown below I want to connect the shapes around the perimeter to the internal gnd layer. I have selected each shape and assigned the net "gnd" to each but I get no ratsnest showing a connection needs to be made. The status command does not show them as unconnected either.
Previously I would have edited the copper area to assign the net, then placed a "free via" to connect to the gnd plane. I don't see a method to get a small hole into the shape.
I tried to add pins to the library part, but that requires adding additional pins to the schematic symbol. Plus, can you even have a pin inside a shape?
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Ratsnest are not displayed to shapes. There is an Isolated shape report that you can acccess via the Reports or Status dialog. If the shape is isolated then you will need to tie it to the appropriate net by via routing from the shape to an object on that net. If could just mean that you need to add a via from shape to another layer to tie it to a already connected shape. This can be done via the add connect command.
This assumes you are using positive planes.