Copper fill vs Ground fill


#1

I was watching a Fritzing video and the individual stated I should select Copper fill for my PCB. Being new to PCB design, I have a couple of questions:

  1. Must I choose one of the fill options?
  2. If I must chose a fill option, should I choose Copper as indicated in the video?

#2

You do not need to use copper fill, or a ground fill, if that situation is not pertaining to your needs. All this really depends on the situation, and desired final results. Sometimes a copper ground plane is the only easy way to go for grounding all your components. But, with that said, you are the designer now, you get to make this choice.

Good luck, and have fun :slight_smile: