Best practice when stripboard cut is obscured by part?

Two newbie questions:

  1. Cutting copper from a Fritzing stripboard is done between pads, whereas a generic rotary hand cutting tool physically removes a whole solder pad. The UX is somewhat misleading. What’s the best practice?

  2. Where a part is placed over the top of a stripboard copper track cut, the cut is no longer visible. This could lead to assembly errors if a PDF file say is the reference. What’s the best practice? At present I have created a “cut pad” part which I copy over each copper cut (you can see two examples below - green dot over each resistor), but the color is out of my control & seems a bit hacky.
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Thanks for any help.

I hacked another 2-pin part to accomplish what I wanted. Visually it now does the job.
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cut pad.fzpz (3.9 KB)

I can now tell for example underneath this Nano there are cuts across all the strips:
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Without hiding the parts layer, how to other people accomplish this in a single PDF file?

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