Before a send of an invalid board I want to make sure I understand the correct way to make a independent “through hole”.
I want a pad on both the front and back of the board, and both of these to be interconnected such that regardless of which side I solder a connecting wire the current is transmitted to associated traces on either side.
A via with no associated net serves this purpose does not have a schematic representation and it is not clear if the hole in the middle is filled. Simply putting a pad on both the front and back layer of the board does not imply interconnection. I have “stolen” a through hole from some stock throughhole components but do not see how they are interconnected.