This is the first time I am building a complex board using Kicad, previously I’ve managed to done some simple designs.
Currently I have the error of trying to insert the filled zone for Ground, my whole board won’t be filled after hitting B short cut (T.T) I know usually it might be related towards on how I routed things, and during initial designs, there might be some missed zones, but I never expected it to be this major
Below is an example, the LED GND (D1 and D2) is not showing any external white lines, so it is connected GND. But the transistor (Q1 and Q2) has, despite it being in the same layer as the LED
Q1 and Q2 ARE connected to ground - you can see that they are connected to the copper flood.
But, there is something else that is also supposed to be connected to ground and isn’t. What could that be? - look at the schematic.
I did some checking, seems like every components that I wanted it to be connected to GND, mostly are.
With the exception of several ICs that are unable to connect GND
I believe this is the main problem, and it is related towards the footprint of the ICs itself, whereby Kicad cannot fit the route in basically. Once I am able to connect it, it should solve the whole thing.
However Ive tried to manually connect as below, by adding a GND via and connect it.