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Net Tie

JohnsonMiller , 04-04-2017, 11:44 PM
Hi Guys,

In schematic I do have two nets with different name, need to connect them but would like to keep the names; it looks that Net Tie is the solution. Is this correct? Any comment? Where I can start to do any setup or what is the procedure?

mairomaster , 04-05-2017, 01:41 AM
That's the usual option you have. You need to create a Net Tie components (use this option for the type of the component in the symbol properties). The symbol needs to have two pins. The footprint needs to have two pads shorted together.

Another alternative you have is to use a zero ohm resistor to connect the two nets or something similar, if that's more appropriate.

In general I try to avoid having net ties since it's a bit annoying to have a component only to connect two nets together. Sometimes I would define the net name in a way, that it could be used for both nets so I can just have a single net. For example if I want to connect UART_TX with UART_RX, I might use just use a single net - UART_TX_RX.
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