Original Pads Logic Circuit pushed to Pads Layout.
ECO toolbar Add component and I have selected a surface mount probe point.
Now I can assign a net between the resistor pad and the Test Pad using Add Connection from the same Toolbar.
This change needs backannotating from the PCB
The net can be renamed and pushed to the layout.
We also have a very small pad (0.01mm) that has a symbol of a line with a pin in the circuit to add connection points in layouts where no real pin exists. This can be used to add copper plane to a single point net or to add rules to a single point net for cross class clearance larger than the default to automatically cut planes back from pads and ensure clearances to other circuit elements are maintained.
One easy way is to create a new part.
The DEVICE can be anything, perhaps Solder_Dot_010. Then add the Part List Exclude=True as a property to keep the item off the BOM. The location of the solder dot is now easily documented on the schematic and in the PCB
Thx! I have done it this way. I created a new part in the PADS library and assigned a decal (solder pad).
In the schematics I just took a single pin component and named the DEVICE and PKT_TYPE like the part in PADS is defined.