I want to have a normally-closed jumper i.e. something that is connects two nets by default but that can be cut with a knife to separate the nets on the physical board and a header soldered in instead.
I think I’ve read most of the suggestions on the forum and some blogs but I have not found the solution.
What I currently have is a foot print with two through hole pads connected with a graphic line on the bottom copper layer. This works except that I cannot root to the pads on the same side where the graphic line connects the two pads, I get “Cannot start routing inside a keepout area or board outline” message.
Which is a nuisance or show stopper because that is really the side where I need to have two copper areas that are connected through this jumper.
I could live a DRC error but I cannot live without being able to route those pads on the same side where I have that normally-on bridge wire.