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 Post subject: Internally-connected component pins
PostPosted: 04 Oct 2016, 06:52 

Joined: 20 Jun 2015, 14:39
Posts: 937
1) Any internally-connected pins drawn in the Component Editor must not produce a ratline or a Net Connectivity error between the corresponding pins in the PCB Layout editor.
2) All internally-connected pins must highlight in the Component Editor and the Schematic Editor when "mousing over" one of them or an externally-connected Net, just like what currently happens in the PCB Layout editor.


 Post subject: Re: Internally-connected component pins
PostPosted: 05 Oct 2016, 03:55 
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Joined: 14 Jun 2010, 06:43
Posts: 2760
I think three scenarios with internally connected pins are possible.
1. All internally connected pins must be routed. For example, a component may have one GND pin that is linked to dozen pads. Usually all ground pads must be connected to board ground.
2. Either of internally connected pads may be routed, other pads may be left unrouted. This case is for components that have concurrent pads for the same function.
3. Similar to 2 but in addition to that internal connection may be used to pass signal/current through the component.
DipTrace implemented the first scenario only.

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