Is it possible to change the net of a trace on the PCB without net joining?
Let's say I have a heavily fanned out net 'A' and need to change one branch of that signal to another net, let's say 'B', because for whatever reason this branch now needs to be connected to a separate cpu pin.
If I do that change on the schematic it will unroute the entire branch - this is counter productive since I do not want to change the majority of the route of that branch.
If I delete the segment connecting the branch to the rest of the net 'A', select that branch and try to change the net to 'B', it wants to change the name of entire 'A' to 'B'. I need to move only the selected segments to another net.
Selecting the segments of interest and using 'remove from net' unroutes the segments.
Turns out that there is a split net command for PCB, but I need to have a connection selected rather than a trace, then it appears in context menu in the 'change net' submenu.
The goal is to disconnect both ends of the track and then say 'now you are in net 'B', not the net 'A'. Problem was, that selecting the fragment of trace of interest would only try to join 'A' and 'B' and rename it to either 'A' or 'B'