I’m developing a board (4-layers) which has some capacitive probes - basically copper traces. These traces must be placed in inner layers.
First try: I drew the traces directly in Pcbnew but the net was not exported from Eeschema because it’s composed by a single wire only (and a label, but it makes no differences)
Second try: I tried to make a new footprint but the editor does not allow to select inner layers, only top or bottom.
Here I found a very ugly hack: draw the footprint in any layer and then edit the text file to assign copper to the desired layer.
It may work for a specific project, but it’s against all the rules to reuse the component!
How I can achieve the goal in a more elegant way?
- create a net even if there is only one wire (I cannot use a test-point because it requires a footprint…)
- place copper in inner layer from footprint editor