one 'pin' on symbol, two pads on footprint?

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one 'pin' on symbol, two pads on footprint?

Postby sysTom » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:35 am

Hello, I have a few parts, like fuse clips and blader terminals, which have two physical pins but are electrically connected. Should I make separate pins on the schematic symbol? Or is there some way to make two "pads" logically connected in the footprint? Thanks, SysTom
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Re: one 'pin' on symbol, two pads on footprint?

Postby Sal Hernandez » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:05 am

You will need to use a two pin symbol to for your two pin footprint. If your symbol does not match your footprint in pin numbers you will be unable to add the entry to the taxonomy.

If you are not planning to use hidden pins in your schematic you could create a symbol with one visible and one hidden pin then assign the two to the same net.

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