Default report mode:
This violation occurs when one of the display modes for a symbol has an extra pin.
A notification is displayed in the Messages panel in the following format:
Extra Pin in display mode <DisplayMode> of the symbol <SymbolRevisionID>. Part <PartDesignator>. Pin Name "<PinName>"
DisplayMode is the specific graphical representation mode for the symbol in which the extra pin(s) has been found. A symbol has a Normal mode and can have up to 255 defined Alternate modes.
SymbolRevisionID is the Item-Revision ID of the symbol.
PartDesignator is the symbol part's Designator.
PinName is the offending pin's Name.
Recommendation for Resolution
This violation typically arises when an alternate graphical mode is defined for a symbol and either:
- An extra pin has been added to a display mode that is not specified in another display mode, or
- A pin has been specified with a different Designator and/or Name to a pin specified in another display mode.
Not only must there be an identical number of pins between graphical display modes, but the pins must be also identical in both Designator and Name.
Change the Designator and/or Name of offending pin(s) so the number of pins and their Designator and Name properties are the same between the symbol's display modes or remove an extra pin from a display mode.
- In the Component Editor in its Single Component Editing mode, click the control at the top-right of symbol's preview.
- In the Component Editor in its Batch Component Editing mode, right-click on the symbol entry in the Model Links region and choose the Edit command from the context
The symbol model that is currently being used (referenced) by the component will open in the temporary Schematic Library editor. Select offending pins and change values of their Designator and/or Name property in the Pin mode of the Properties panel, or remove these pins using the Delete shortcut.