Is there a way to fan out spare parts in xPCB?
I was convinced this works for the spare parts also, but apparently it does not.
However there is a workaround, You can add traces and via's to a spare component by using the Smart Utilities.
"Smart Utilities -> Routing -> Draw trace"
Fill in the required trace width and draw the traces and via's. It might be flagged as hangers during DRC.
Ditto for you Gobena. I've moved your question to the Xpedition Layout sub-community for a quicker response.
At "Setup->Project integration" you need to set the "assign single pin nets to unused pins, enabling fanout" to active.
Then do a forward annotation, even when the bulb is green. This will create the one-pin nets, needed for fanout.
Hi Charles. Thank you for your support. Is it supposed to work for spares? (These are package cells that are not on the schematic). I was able to fan out the unused pins for parts that came from the schematic but not for the spares that are added as spares.
Thank you Charles. That works very well. I was going to cell editor to perform this task. The work around, using Smart Utilities comes handy.
Once again I really appreciate your help on this.
("new guy" question:)Just curious,
Why wouldn't you place symbols for your spares on the schematic, so people know they are available?
These are spares which are not even used (I would think 95% of the time) so it will clutter the BOM and schematic.
I agree with your point.
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