How can I replicate these big trace areas from an old PCB using kiCad?

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Barrakkuda

Joined Mar 29, 2018
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Hello everybody, I'm trying to replicate an old PCB from a vintage audio receiver. How can I make the big trace areas as you can see in the screenshot? The screenshot shows a grayed out image with the old traces behind the new ones I'm making.
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AnalogKid

Joined Aug 1, 2013
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Polygons, or copper pours. PADS has both. The difference is that a copper pour can be assigned to a net, such as GND, and the software maintains connectivity even when parts and vias are moved around.

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MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
28,519
The greyed out areas are filled zones, (Add a Filled zone.) you can select any route or plane (power or ground),
Select the route & Draw the area you want to create a plane for.
 
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Ian0

Joined Aug 7, 2020
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Filled zones.
Draw a rectangle around the area where the zones are required. Tell it which net it connects to and it will do the rest for you.
 
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