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Offline rcourtney

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Help with Keystone connector 4916 in Eagle
« on: April 17, 2017, 12:25:40 PM »
This terminal has three mounting pins.
Is there a good way to describe the device as "one pin" so that any point can be connected to without getting an error?

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Re: Help with Keystone connector 4916 in Eagle
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 05:56:35 PM »
In the symbol you create one pin.
In the package you create two pads.
In the device you connect the two pads of the package to the same pin of the symbol.

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Re: Help with Keystone connector 4916 in Eagle
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 01:18:25 AM »
To elaborate a little further, you would use the "Append" button in the connect GUI, or the "CONNECT ANY" or "CONNECT ALL" command from the CLI to group the 3 pads into one pin in the schematic.

CONNECT ANY specifies that any of the 3 pads can be connected, and CONNECT ALL specifies they all must be connected at layout time.  In the GUI, the ANY option is shown by a dashed line next to the pin name, and ALL is shown by a solid line.  You can toggle between the two in the GUI by clicking on the line.

EDIT: Also, that feature was added in 6.0, so as long as you don't have an ancient version...
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 01:22:53 AM by MarkL »

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