don't think i like this idea
doesn't that make drill hits that are off the board too?
it make a bit of work too

i put "NOT ON BD" in footprint then it is clear when there is a netlist
load error

Dennis Saputelli

Marshall Edge wrote:
> 
> 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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