Altium Designer Documentation

WorkspaceManager_Err-InapplicableRevisionStateInapplicable Revision State_AD

Created: March 29, 2016 | Updated: April 11, 2017

Parent category: Violations Associated with Components

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Summary

This violation occurs when at least one placed instance of a Component Item Revision - placed from an Altium Vault - is detected to be in an inapplicable state. For example, the Component Item is currently Depracated or Obsolete and should therefore have no place on the latest design spin! Applicability is determined through the Allowed to be used in designs option, in the State Properties dialog. From within the Edit Lifecycle Definitions dialog, access this dialog for the required state, either by double-clicking on the state's entry within the parent lifecycle definition, or by selecting its entry and clicking the edit icon that appears (). When this option is enabled, an Item Revision in this state is permitted to be used in a design. It is deemed to be Applicable. If this option is disabled, an Item Revision in this state cannot be validly used, and is deemed Inapplicable (or non-applicable).

The Edit Lifecycle Definitions dialog is itself accessed from the Data Management - Vaults page of the Preferences dialog, by selecting the vault, clicking the Properties button, then selecting Edit Lifecycle Definitions from the drop-down menu.

Notification

If compiler errors and warnings are enabled for display on the schematic (enabled on the Schematic - Compiler page of the Preferences dialog) an offending object will display a colored squiggle beneath it. A notification is also displayed in the Messages panel in the following format:

Component <Designator> <Comment>: Revision under unapplicable lifecycle state,

where:

  • Designator is the component instance's Designator.
  • Comment is the component instance's Comment.

Recommendation for Resolution

Use the Item Manager dialog to choose a replacement Component Item Revision that is valid for use in the design. Do this for each component that is in an inapplicable state. Alternatively, you can switch-out an existing Component Item Revision for a different revision, or revision of a different Component Item, at the individual component level, through the associated Properties for Schematic Component dialog.

Use controls available in the relevant properties dialog, or Item Manager dialog, to choose a later revision of the Item that is in an applicable state or, if this is not possible (the Item in general is not for design use), simply choose an applicable revision of a different Item.

Tips

  1. The Altium Content Vault does not support revision state validation. If a component from this vault has been used in the design, it will violate the Inapplicable revision state check. Hovering in the workspace, will present a hint stating this, while in the Messages panel, the entry will be in the form: Component <Designator> <Comment>: Altium Content Vault doesn't support revision state validation.
  2. If a placed vault component loses connection with its vault - for example the vault from which it was placed is disconnected - it will violate the Inapplicable revision state check. Hovering in the workspace, will present a hint stating this, while in the Messages panel, the entry will be in the form: Component <Designator> <Comment>: Failed to connect to vault.
  3. You can also catch components that are being invalidly used within a design, during the design release process. Simply add and configure Component State Checking to your overall release validation regemin.

 

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