Author Topic: KiCad "don't care" or "alternative" connections  (Read 1446 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ynfo

  • Contributor
  • Posts: 16
  • Country: gb
KiCad "don't care" or "alternative" connections
« on: September 29, 2015, 11:07:52 pm »
Hi,

Not sure of the correct terminology here but is there a way of specifying "don't care" or "alternative" connections to a footprint in KiCad?

e.g. when placing a connector where I don't care which pins are used but some alternatives would make for a much easier routing.  Similarly where I have a DAC with 8 analog outputs but I'm only using 3 and don't care which ones are used.
 

Offline andersm

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 997
  • Country: fi
Re: KiCad "don't care" or "alternative" connections
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 09:45:52 pm »
Can't you put the "not connected" symbol (blue cross) on the unused pins in the schematic?

Offline Wilksey

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 1153
Re: KiCad "don't care" or "alternative" connections
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 03:28:03 am »
You don't specify on the footprint you specify on the schematic symbol.
 

Offline con-f-use

  • Supporter
  • ****
  • Posts: 802
  • Country: at
Re: KiCad "don't care" or "alternative" connections
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 06:22:09 am »
In the schematic, connect the wire to all possible pins. Then after the board is done, rip up the unused ones?
 


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf