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In EAGLE, I always find the ground plane that I had is not displaying after I close a design and reopen it. I had to push ratsnest to see the ground plane. If I export gerber file right after opening a design, while the ground plane is not displayed, I do get the right results. I wonder if there is a way to display the ground plane without pressing the ratsnest button. Thanks.
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Eagle as a user-supplied init file that runs after it starts up (eagle.scr in some directory that depends on your setup.)
I put a "ratsnest" command in there for just the reasons that you mention.  It only seems to end up being what I want about 75% of the time...
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Thanks westfw. I got an email from DorkboxPDX, where I placed a PCB order, they don't have a good way to tackle this either. If it works on my computer, I will pass your trick on to them. I can already sleep better now that I'm sure the planes are there but just not being displayed. smiley-sleep

UPDATE: just tried. Worked out beautifully. Thanks again westfw!
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Cool. In the other direction - how would you tell eagle to "unpour" after pushing ratsnest without closing and reopening? Sometimes I have to reroute some traces after computing the pour. How would I get rid of the ground plane without reopening eagle? Any hints for this?

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Do you mean to not display the ground planes so you can see your board better? Even the ground plane is not displaying it's there.
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how would you tell eagle to "unpour" after pushing ratsnest without closing and reopening?
"ripup" will un-pour a polygon, or to unpour ALL your polygons you can use:
Code:
ripup @;
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Hi Westf,

thanks a lot for this hint. I did not find it in the manual. This will definitely help me a lot smiley

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Karma for you westfw! I'll save this on my EAGLE cheat sheet!
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