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Connecting Wires to the Ground

A wire will automatically connect to the ground plane when the z coordinate of one of its ends coincides with the position of the ground plane.

  • When a PEC ground plane > is chosen, the ground position is specified by the value of Z in the Environment panel > Ground Plane box.
  • When a real ground > is chosen, the ground position is Z = 0 (xy-plane).
  • When a substrate > is chosen, a PEC ground plane is placed at Z = -h (h: substrate thickness).

Wire connections to the ground plane are shown with 3D symbols, Fig. 1.

Fig. 1: 3D symbols showing ground connections.


All wires must be above the ground plane. Wires that cross the ground plane from one side to the other are not allowed.

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