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

On Wed, 2011-01-26 at 18:34 +0100, Stephan Boettcher wrote:

> > The inductor will end up as a shaped piece of copper tracking, and at
> > this point, you realise that "net" is a very DC term!
> The inductor could be a subschematic with shorted pins via two short
> symbols, with a net in between that asks for an inductance check of
> some sort.

I considered this briefly, but dismissed it with the thought that is a
fairly abusive model of the component. We don't usually, model inductors
on the board as short-circuits, even if a crude ohm-meter might view
them as such when they are placed.

> The DRC could be told to treat certain layers in a group as component
> copper.

I would like to move away from layer groups, as it is a non-physical way
of considering the board, and a nightmare from a rendering / DRC point
of view. Semantic tagging of objects within a layer is IMO the way
forward. We could still provide distinct colouring if that was useful to

Peter Clifton

Electrical Engineering Division,
Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge,
9, JJ Thomson Avenue,

Tel: +44 (0)7729 980173 - (No signal in the lab!)
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