Brad Velander wrote:

John,
could the difference come in with which point you started drawing your wire? Starting at the resistor pin or starting from the other connection first? Just a thought. One would have to see exactly how you wired to or past that pin to understand exactly how you are getting the results that you got.


Well, the problem is that breaks in an otherwise straight line are not displayed in a schematic.
If you lay a crossing wire directly across a break in a wire, it forms a connection. With auto-junction
on, a dot appears to warn you of that connection. But, the junction dot is not what CAUSES
the connection, it is just a flag that a connection has been made. Some other software automatically
REMOVES any breaks in straight lines as they are laid down. Protel doesn't.


As well I always work with the auto junction on and have never turned it off. But doesn't the autojunction just aid in making junctions, it doesn't exclude making junctions.


It really doesn't aid in making junctions, it MARKS them. The only place it actually makes a connection
is when you manually place a dot on two intersecting and unbroken wire lines.


Using ERC is still the only way to check a schematic, especially for missed/misplaced pin connections.


Yes, but the ERC may not pick up all cases of unintended crossed nets. If one of them is unnamed,
and doesn't violate an input/output rule (passive, perhaps) it would not cause an error.


Jon



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