Hi all… I am designing a circuit where I want to connect a multiplexer to a sort-of bus that will be full of sensors. The schematic design looks nice an tidy:
I have a specific pin assignment defined in my schematic. However, that actual ordering of the pins is not very important to me, because I can correct that assignment in software. The problem that I am facing now is that in the PCB-designer, I get a ratsnest where a bunch of signals are criss-crossing each other, even though my design really does not require that Pin1 of the connector J1 is connected to A0 of U1.
The easiest way to solve this that I know of is to edit the footprint of the connector and reorder the pins. However, I thought what would even easier is to be able to decouple the data pins in the PCB (I know, not ideal, but convenient) and then just draw in the traces between the connector and the chip as needed, not caring about the order, effectively deleting the ratsnest for only those pins only. Is that possible somehow?
Does someone have a good idea how to do this task in an easier way even?
KiCad Version is 5.1.12
My relevant network files can be downloaded from here, in case you are interested: http://craftware.info/projects/share/temp-net.zip (for loading the schematics, you will need to add local.lib)
(Edit) I accidentally, deleted my “thank you in advance” when correcting my post. I am keeping looking but directions would be welcome!