Is it possible to hide particular airwires in eagle, without hiding all of them?

So if there's a net I am not currently interested in, but it has a lot of connections, confusing where other airwires go, I can hide it. I am wanting to do this for GND and +V but, don't want to run ratsnest resulting in a pour.

Any ideas?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I avoid this problem by doing the power and ground connections first. They can always be tweaked later if the signal routing requires it, but they really should be your first priority. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dave Tweed
    Commented Sep 8, 2014 at 13:35

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Yep, and it's pretty straightforward. Just click on the Info button enter image description here, select the airwire you want to hide, and click on the "Airwires hidden" checkbox. All airwires on that same net will be hidden. enter image description here

Obviously this is a do-at-your-own-risk. You'll have to remember to explicitly un-hide the airwire later to do the routing.

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    \$\begingroup\$ how do you un-hide the airwire later if it is hidden? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 17, 2014 at 11:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ Type "ratsnest <signal name>" in the command field at the top to unhide a specific signal. To unhide all airwires, you can use a wildcard: "ratsnest *" \$\endgroup\$
    – Dan Laks
    Commented Sep 17, 2014 at 15:51


ratsnest ! GND 
(Or ratsnest ! [SignalName])

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