> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rene Tschaggelar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
> Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003 2:18 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] double pins
> 
> I'm usually coming from the Update design, update footprint, 
> ... This time I also tried to create and load a netlist 
> manually. It didn't work as it didn't assing a net to both, 
> just one. I also found the soldermask to be negative. How do 
> I cover something that is blank copper ?

Rene

I assume you are meaning a pad, in which case you could add a negative
clearance value to the pad which is enough to cover the pad completely .
If this is to be a permanent changes, then do this at footprint library
level, as any time you update from the PCB library, users changes will
be over written.

I also suspect you may have done a footprint update on the part after
loading the original netlist. 

This is not that reliable when using the same number' methodology, it
does work, but only reliably at first import when no primitives are
connected to the pads. If you make any footprint updates then you can
expect issues. Trying to re-import the netlist using netlist load or
update PCB sometimes just does not work. 

I uploaded a sample design for you to
http://www.proteluser.com/download/same_pinno/ which is a recreation of
what I seen happening. It is almost exactly like your example here.

I avoid using this same number method for connecting rows in preference
for two part symbols with 1,1A type naming conventions, wherever I can,
especially if the footprint is not mature and is being updated.

Hope that test board makes sense to you, I opened it up and checked all
was Ok before uploading it (it is old)

John









> 
> Rene
> 
> Frances Wheeler wrote:
> 
> > I think if you reload the netlist both pins will get a connection.
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Rene Tschaggelar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 4:46 PM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: [PEDA] double pins
> > 
> > 
> > A footprint of a connector, the microstac of ERNI, contains 
> each two 
> > faces per pin. Each pin is just one piece of brass, but not 
> touching 
> > in its middle. An explicitely not having copper there. So I 
> placed two 
> > pins with the same number each. Protel 99SE somehow doesn't 
> like it. 
> > From the netlist, only one of the two is assigned a net, 
> the other is 
> > left out.
> > 
> > The other alternative would be to actually only have one
> > pin and cover the middle with soldermask. Since I'm not 
> sure about the 
> > purpose of a broken pin face, well ...
> > 
> > any hints ?
> 
> 
> 
> 


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