Create a VCC Seed option


#1

Groundfilling is very useful.
But it should be possible to VCC fill the opposite layer of the board, and it should be possible to mark a pin as VCC Seeded.


#2

Everyone has kind-of left FZ now that an online version has been mentioned - even that has trouble attracting contributers -, so I would say if you need that you better switch to a different EDA. Basically FZ was designed for young people to get into electronics fast with a “monkey see monkey do” method, it’s just that people like the look and tried to push it into an advanced EDA.


#3

So what is the “online” version that is as easy to use ?
I am particularly interested in the ability to construct board using a “breadboard” method of connecting readily available modules as well as loose parts.


#4

The online version hasn’t been made.
FZ is the only EDA with BB view, so you need it you have to use FZ.
Extras like a VCC plane will probably never be made, so we have to live with FZ the way it is.


#5

This is already possible in Fritzing albeit a little complicated.

  1. Remove all existing copper fill.
  2. Clear all ground fill seeds.
  3. Use the view from above/below button to view it from the side you want as ground.
  4. Use the top layer/both/bottom layer button to only allow work on the ground side.
  5. Set your ground seed.
  6. Ground fill top/bottom which ever side you are working on.
  7. Clear ground fill seeds.
  8. Switch view to the opposite side.
  9. Switch the top/both/bottom to the opposite side.
  10. Set the ground fill seed but this time select your vcc instead of ground
  11. Ground fill top/bottom which ever side you are working on.
  12. Clear ground fill seeds just to be safe so you can’t accidentally click ground fill.

Now you will have 2 filled side with different seed points.


#6

it is also posssible via all copper fill, and then use traces to overlap you own desired-plane
I sometimes do that, but need to becareful.
using top-bottom to separated ground/Vcc is a good idea