The "Quick and Dirty" solution:

Place two free pads for your jumper and connect them on an unused signal 
layer (e.g. Mid16). No sync problem nor DRC problems. You have to check the 
grid of your jumper manually.


Edi Im Hof

At 12:58 14.08.01 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>Any opinions on the best way to add physical jumper wires to a layout
>(in PCB) without adding a new symbol to the schematic or causing
>synchronization weirdness?
>
>I'd like to make a several PCB components that represent pre-made jumper
>wires of varying lengths.  When one of these will solve a layout
>problem, I'd like to just add it - likely having to manually assign its
>pads to a given net.... I guess?  These parts would have two pads and a
>silkscreen layer but (ideally) be invisible from the schematic side of
>things and NOT cause sync problems with the schematic.
>
>I searched the knowledge base and didn't find anyting.  Toggling layers
>during route to automatically add a via is not really the solve I'm
>looking for (although I thought of using an additional layer for just
>"jumper traces" and not including that layer in the Gerbers...).  If it
>turns out that this can't be done (cleanly) without a SCH symbol, then
>so be it.  But I thought I'd ask first.
>
>Any input would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks much!
>
>Buck (running 99SE SP6)
>
>P.S. Is there an archive for this group?


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