Altium Designer Documentation

WorkspaceManager_Err-MismatchedPinVisibilityMismatched Pin Visibility_AD

Created: August 3, 2021 | Updated: August 3, 2021
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Parent category: Violations Associated with Components

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Summary

This violation is related to the power pins (VCC and GND) of a multi-part component. Typically, these pins are associated to part 0, are automatically connected to the VCC and GND nets for the design, and are hidden. If, for one of the component parts, you enable visibility of such a pin, it is no longer connected to the target power net and the error will be flagged.

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. Hovering over the object will display a pop-up hint that summarizes the violation. A notification is also displayed in the Messages panel in the following format:

Pin is visible in one sub-part and hidden in another sub-part

Recommendation for Resolution

Either disable display of the offending power pin(s) in the workspace or, if keeping the pins displayed, ensure that a VCC and/or GND power port object is attached to the pin(s) accordingly.

Tip

  • Object hints will only appear provided the Enable Connectivity Insight option is enabled on the System - Design Insight page of the Preferences dialog. Use the controls associated with the Object Hints entry in the Connectivity Insight Options region of the page to determine the launch style for such hints (Mouse Hover and/or Alt+Double Click). 
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