I am having trouble getting what I thought was a simple part to work correctly. What I want is a header / adapter that fits into a breadboard (standard DIP layout), and allows a 2xN header to be plugged in to it. The initial use is to allow an NRF24L01 radio module to be easily added to the breadboard view of a Fritzing sketch. I built the physical adapter from a pair of long leg 10 pin headers. Same thing that would be used to create an Arduino shield. Now I am trying to create a Fritzing part to match. It is supposed to be a series of female connections, like a breadboard uses, adjacent (0.1 inch) to male pins. Like a breadboard, no schematic view should be needed. For the initial part, I was not going to create a pcb view either, though that will turn into a simple 2 row set of pads to match the header layout.
The current breadboard view looks good, and even seems to work. Placing the adapter part on a breadboard, then adding another part to one of the female connections snaps into place nicely. Click/holding on one of the breadboard pins in that row highlights the end connection for the added parts, so it LOOKS like it is connected. Putting a jumper wire across the pair of female connectors highlights the opposite row when one side is click/held.
However, adding another part to the breadboard row does NOT create a rats nest line on the schematic or pcb view. For more fun, move the part away from the adapter in the breadboard view, create a connection on the schematic view, then move the part back to the adapter on the breadboard view. That gets rid of the rats nest line on the breadboard view.
2-pin-header.fzpz (2.5 KB)
header-test.fzz (33.2 KB)
What am I missing here?