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Re: gEDA-user: Jumpers on single layer PCBs

On Wed, 1 Jun 2011 07:29:33 +1000
Stephen Ecob <silicon.on.inspiration@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 6:59 AM, Thomas Oldbury <toldbury@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > Â Oh. Thanks anyway. Any hack-ish way to add this in? (Because I'd
> > like each jumper to have a refdes and BOM entry if possible.)
> The hack I use for solder jumpers is to make a footprint that is open
> circuit, and bridge where needed with copper text.  DRC ignores text,
> even when it is on copper layers. So placing a '-' character or a '|'
> character on copper with a suitably large font provides an electrical
> connection without upsetting DRC.

Clever... Now THAT is a HACK in every sense!!  ;-)


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