Gee, I know that this hasn't been answered several different ways, but I'm about to pull my hair out after looking around for a while....
Eagle 6.40 light and pic24fj128ga010 part.
Simply putting ONLY this part into a schematic, I pull up the board (create from schematic). It's obvious the Vss and Vdd connections are in place already.
However, I want to add a ground plane at this point. I go to the polygon, add it in.... say middle area. I set it to hatch and rightclick ratsnest. Nice and neat it pops up. However, I want to connect this to Vss (the ground pins on the pic24). So, I rightclick the polygon and rename it to Vss.
Boom, the border of the polygon goes back to just dotted and no matter what, the autorouter pretty much just ignores that the polygon is there.
I've tried renaming the Vss signal to GND and the polygon to GND. No luck. When the polygon is the same name as the Vss signals (whatever it's set to) the polygon just turns to the dashed outline.
Any help would be appreciated. I'm not exactly a NEW NEWBIE, but just haven't cut my teeth on Eagle enough. I've thrown some basic circuits together no problem but it's time to grow a little...
Thanks in advance!