I don't know if we're talking about the same thing here, but I had to design
a board with push button switches, some of which had LED's, some didn't.  So
I created a multi-part component in the schematic, the first part was a spst
switch, and the second part an LED, so pins 1 and 2 were connected to the
switch, and 3 and 4 were for the LED. Then in the components details I put
the two different footprints, one for a single switch, and one for a switch
with an LED.  On the schematic I placed an array of switches, but if the
switch had an LED I'd place the second part of the component (LED) in an LED
array, and select the appropriate footprint.  
Example,

Schematic:              sw1   1__/__2           sw2A   1__/__2

                                                        sw2B   3-->--4 

                                                                    3  
                                                                     0  
PCB:                    sw1   1--0  0--2                sw2     1--0   0--2
                                                                     0
                                                                    4   


Steve
-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Karavidas [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: 03 February 2002 17:48
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Component partition


Here's one to ponder:

I have a schematic that uses an array of SPST switches and LEDs.

On the PCB, I want to potentially keeps these as integrated parts, or
possibly as separate LEDs and switches.

How can I draw one schematic and still have the flexibility to use either
physical configuration? If I keep the LED and switch arrays separate in the
sch, then annotation will make two parts (D1 and SW1) for each switch with a
built-in LED.

If I make a special sch symbol that contains an LED and a switch, the
schematic is ugly as hell, and THEN I can't use a separate switch and
separate LED.

What would you do???

Tony

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