OK, I'm really a software guy, but I dabble in some hardware design. One of the problems I often have is how to create a fully-connected ground pour on both sides of a 2-sided PCB. After configuring the pour to cover all of the top or bottom (less a little bit at the board edges), and after routing, when the pours are done I always get islands that are not connected. I generally fiddle with vias at this point to connect top and bottom regions until everything is connected, but it all feels very haphazard.
Perhaps I'm going about this all wrong, I wouldn't be surprised. How do you folks get a good ground pour on both sides of a PCB and with no isolated islands (really, with no isolated islands to which a ground connection has been made, e.g. an IC ground pin)? Thanks for any tips.
BTW, I'm using EasyPC v17.