I have little boards that allows soldering one SMD chip, but these must be soldered to pins and then the pins plugged into a breadboard or soldered to a perfboard.
Instead, it occurred to me to design a generic PCB in which there are a number of SOIC chip placements, with the leads fanning out until they are separate enough to solder wires to I don't know if this is a terrible idea, but good or bad, I can't even figure out how to do this easily. Eagle does not allow building out traces without the wires being connected to the other side.
So first, as a practical matter, is there any way in Eagle to lay out traces directly, not connecting two wires. I want to design in bus lines for power, for example, and then connect.
Second, if this is a terrible idea please explain why?