Altium NEXUS Documentation

Violations Associated with Parameters when Validating a Design in Altium NEXUS

Created: June 6, 2015 | Updated: August 9, 2021

Parent page: Verifying Your Design Project

The Violations Associated with Parameters region on the Error Reporting tab of the Project Options dialog
The Violations Associated with Parameters region on the Error Reporting tab of the Project Options dialog

Logical, electrical, and drafting awareness in your schematic diagram can be verified during design project verification according to rules defined as part of the options for the design project – on the Error Reporting and Connection Matrix tabs of the Project Options dialog.

For a detailed overview of verifying your captured design, see Verifying Your Design Project.

The Violations Associated with Parameters region on the Error Reporting tab of the Project Options dialog allows specifying the severity level associated with check of parameter-related violations that can exist in source documents when validating a project. Use the following collapsible sections to access information on each violation available in this region.

Default report mode:

Summary

This violation occurs when two parameters possessing the same name have been assigned to the same design object, but the parameters have differing types.

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:

Same parameter contains different types <Object> <Types>

where:

  • Object is the particular object to which the offending parameter is associated.
  • Types shows the different types for the parameter as a pairing (e.g., BOOLEAN and STRING).
Since there are two offending parameters, a pair of errors will be displayed in the Messages panel. They will differ in the order of the types, with the type for the parameter in error being listed first followed by the type of the other offending parameter in the pairing.

Recommendation for Resolution

Typically, you would not have multiple parameters of the same name associated with an object. Review the parameters assigned to the object and remove the erroneous/redundant one.

Tip

Use the controls associated with the Object Hints entry in the Connectivity Insight Options region (the System - Design Insight page of the Preferences dialog) to determine the launch style for object hints (Mouse Hover and/or Alt+Double Click).

Default report mode:

Summary

This violation occurs when two parameters have been assigned to the same design object, they have the same name and are of the same type but having differing values.

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:

Same parameter contains different values <Object> <Values>

where:

  • Object is the particular object to which the offending parameter is associated.
  • Values show the different values for the parameter as a pairing.
Since there are two offending parameters, a pair of errors will be displayed in the Messages panel. They will differ in the order of the values, with the value for the parameter in error being listed first followed by the value of the other offending parameter in the pairing.

Recommendation for Resolution

Typically, you would not have multiple parameters of the same name associated with an object. Review the parameters assigned to the object and remove the erroneous/redundant one.

Tip

Use the controls associated with the Object Hints entry in the Connectivity Insight Options region (the System - Design Insight page of the Preferences dialog) to determine the launch style for object hints (Mouse Hover and/or Alt+Double Click).

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