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I'm doing a schematic for this in OrCAD capture CIS. In laying out my schematic I need to draw one wire going through another wire, but not necessarily intersecting with it via a node. When I drag a wire through it it automatically creates a node there at the intersection. Is there a way to draw these two wires overlapping but without a node?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I can't exactly tell from your question if you want the wires connected or not. Can you make that more clear? \$\endgroup\$ – Samuel Feb 12 '15 at 23:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't want the wires connected, but when I drag a wire over another wire (they're perpendicular to each other) a node is created. \$\endgroup\$ – Jucesanc Feb 12 '15 at 23:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah, that's not normal behavior unless it's the case Andy describes below. \$\endgroup\$ – Samuel Feb 12 '15 at 23:31
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I use orcad 16 and if you drag a wire that crosses another wire where that wire connects to a component it will justifiably make a connection. Just ensure that dragged wires don't intersect at component terminations.

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    \$\begingroup\$ You answered this twice... but you're right, I was dragging over a component terminal. \$\endgroup\$ – Jucesanc Feb 12 '15 at 23:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ Looks like a glitch dude \$\endgroup\$ – Andy aka Feb 12 '15 at 23:37
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I was looking for an answer to remove a junction and found http://www-3.unipv.it/ele1/pspice/pspice91/capqrc.pdf where shift key is used in various operations.So I gave it a shot:)

  1. Click on a junction icon in toolbar (two lines normal to each other).
  2. Hold shift and click on a junction.
  3. Junction is gone/deleted.
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If Orcad makes a connection between two crossing wires it puts a little dot there so you know. They call it a junction I think, so if you don't see the dot you should be ok. If you want to make them connect there is a button to add a junction. It's in your standard tool bar, looks like a cross with a red dot in the middle. You can click that then use that tool to click on sections of wire that overlap or cross over and it will create a junction or connection for you.

Hope that helps some. You can always do a netlist check to see what's really happening.

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