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Re: gEDA-user: gschem: directly connecting two nets?

On 1/26/2011 1:55 PM, DJ Delorie wrote:
Sure, you can use pads to make arbitrary traces in your element.  But,
you must also connect the two pins in the schematic, or DRC will
complain about a short circuit.  Once the nets are shorted in the
netlist, it's not always easy to figure out which connections go to
which side of your antenna

Then I think the answer is no, at least I really wouldn't want to do that. I've never seen a layout package that checks for connectivity between pins *inside* a footprint. Actually, I guess the stuff I use doesn't check copper for "shorts". It will not let you make trace connections between nets. Then it also checks the DRC spacings of traces, clearance around copper areas, etc. But I don't think "shorts" are checked exactly and I know pads within a part are not checked for spacing. I would think the pads of a footprint would not be checked against one another with the same rules as traces. Is that what you are saying?


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