I create footprints for the off board components since they need to be
connected to the board at some point.  For example for a SPST swith you
would still need to have at least two wires that connect from the board to
the switch, so create a fotprint that has two pads for the switch.  The pins
on the schematic should match up the pads on the footprint.

Cheers,
Marshall

-----Original Message-----
From: Christoph Brudy [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 4:54 PM
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: [PEDA] "Off-Board" components


Hello,
can somebody recommend a way to handle components that I want to appear
in the schematic, but are not mounted on the PCB (e.g. switches, lamps,
fuses ...).
I thought of the following ways to do this:
a) create a separate schematic sheet with the off-board components,
connected to a sheet symbol for the rest of the circuit.
b) Draw the off-board components with drawing tools, so that they have
no electrical connectivity.
Neither approach seems to be entirely satisfactory, because with a) you
have to refer to two sheets if you want to understand the circuit, and
b) gets cumbersome for anything more complicated than, say, a single
resistor.
Does anybody here have better ideas ?

Chris

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