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Offline ynfo

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KiCad "don't care" or "alternative" connections
« on: September 29, 2015, 11:07:52 pm »

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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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