A lot of times, especially for prototype circuits, I'll have to include a jumper in a trace. This jumper would have two through hole pads separated by 0.1" and tied together with a copper trace that could be cut during circuit debug / development. Coming from layout, I had a symbol with the two pads and used the "detail" obstacle to create the copper trace between the pads. This worked very well and dod not give me any errors.
That same symbol, now converted to 16.6, gives me DRC's as it sees the trace between the two pads as a short. I sould mention that the schematic symbol is simply two opposing pins with circles and a line between them "symbolizing" the short, there is no real wire connection between the two pins on the schematic. (thus the DRC).
I was wondering how to approach this in 16.6. Could I edit the symbol and put the trace on some alternate layer / class like board geo or pkg goe and then include that class in the gerber generation? I have tried a few things but have had no success, looking for ideas or how thers may have approaced a similar situation.
You could try using the jumper feature. The easiest place I found that describes the feature is the Whats Net in Release 16.3. You can get to that by going to Cadence Help, Whats new for 16.6, then Whats new Older Release. I pasted the doc below.
The use of a wire jumper is sometimes necessary on single-layer PCBs to continue the route over a group of signals; hence the term jumper.
This release offers the following methodology to support jumpers in the Etch Edit environment:
Note: The pop-up menu lists the jumper names stored as drawing properties. Ones that are grayed out either do not exist as a symbol or are not in PSMPATH.