hi bruce,

oh!  i used no name for them.  and it went ahead and
netted everything together, even across different
packages and specific parts!  i'll look into this.
maybe i can name them and lose the bad net.

i hid the pins to more closely mimic the original
schematic.  i had to have them somewhere or else my
footprints wouldn't sync up with the components.

thanks, miker

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bruce answers:

As I recall, hidden pins get assigned a net that is the pin name.  If all
parts have the same hidden pin name, they will be connected.

The original intent of hidden pins was to allow common power pins (VCC, VDD,
GND, etc.) to be connected while reducing schematic clutter.

Obviously, there are pros and cons to this functionality, as discussed at
length before.
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i asked:

i've got some hidden pins on a few packages i built,
and for some reason, when i netlisted it out, all these
pins are connected in a net.  they shouldn't be 
connected anywhere.  this is the first time i've seen
this.  what did i do wrong?

i placed the hidden (and preferrably unconnected) pins 
in the middle of the chips, where i figured they were
safe from getting accidentally connected.

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