Bah, fritzing didn’t send me reply notifications.
I want to make a double sided board. But I can’t solder through-hole components on the side of the board where the component is, because the component’s in the way. The solder pad is inaccessible. I can only solder them on the other side of the board where the pin is sticking out. This means that I can’t connect component-side tracks to the component leg.
I asked about squashed-bug ICs because that would let me surface-mount my DIP chips; because they’re surface mounted they can’t be vias, so don’t cause the problem. However there don’t seem to be any suitable footprints, so.
It’s not quite as simple as editing a component to remove the component-side connection, either, because I need to make sure that fritzing knows not to put tracks where the pin is…