I thought you could do this with nets.  Isn't that how you create a solder wipe?  OK, 
maybe not shorts, but certainly clearance DRCs can be "bypassed" this way.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Wilson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 9:48 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Tie compoents(Ex: RF footprints)
> 
> 
> See all that RF work has fried my brain.  You are probably 
> right.  I think 
> it doesn't work even if it does work - meaning that even if 
> it did what it 
> is supposed to the inability to control where the short 
> occurs is a failing.
> 
> You are correct Brad, just tried it - the clearance rule 
> generates an error 
> regardless of the short circuit rule.  This re-raises another 
> issue - what 
> may be useful at times is to be able to prevent a rule (like 
> the clearance 
> rule) from applying - sort of an anti-rule - a method of 
> preventing a rule 
> from applying much like the NoERC Sch but it would need to be 
> precisely 
> targeted to a rule - as Abd ul-Rahman suggested recently.  
> This would allow 
> for instance, a designer, to be able to disable clearance 
> checking between 
> two components, or between two pads used to short two nets together.
> 
> (This has been discussed before as has the concept of a NoSync PCB 
> directive/attribute.)

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