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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Tom, not sure if you spotted it but there is an option in capture and also in Import Logic to leave existing etch alone when doing a forward annotation. That sucker is handy if you have routes routed in and you dont want them to be blown away.
When you netlist in capture you could un-check "Allow etch removal during eco"
Best of luck on that new board, sounds like you are ready to take the Bull by the Horns : )
Have a nice weekend too