Applied Parameters: ObjectKind=MessageView|Action=MoreInfo
For a Compiler-generated message in the Messages panel - that flags a violation (warning, error, fatal error) associated with a Net in the design - this command is used to jump straight to the relevant point in the schematic - for the offending object - and place a Specific No ERC directive configured to suppress that warning/error. The No ERC object is a design directive that can operate in two modes. In this specific mode, the directive is configured to target and suppress the warning or error conditions causing the violation, while allowing any other warning or error to be detected and reported.
This command is accessed from the Messages panel by right-clicking on the entry for the message of interest, and choosing the Place Specific No ERC for this violation command from the context menu.
First, ensure that the cursor is positioned over the message for the violating object in the Messages panel.
After launching the command, a No ERC directive will appear floating on the cursor, pre-configured to suppress the violation(s). Simply position the cursor at the relevant point of the object, and click, or press Enter, to effect placement.
Additional actions that can be performed during placement – while the No ERC object is still floating on the cursor – are:
- Press the Tab key to access the No ERC dialog, from where properties for the No ERC object can be changed on-the-fly.
- Press the Spacebar to rotate the No ERC object anti-clockwise or Shift+Spacebar for clockwise rotation. Rotation is in steps of 90°.
- Press the X or Y keys to mirror the No ERC object along the X-axis or Y-axis respectively.
- Rather than deleting a No ERC directive, it can be simply made inactive (disabled in the eyes of the Compiler). This state can changed by toggling the directive's Active property - either through the No ERC dialog, or on the SCH Inspector panel, or SCH List panel.
- A Specific No ERC directive can be quickly switched to be a Generic No ERC directive, either through the No ERC dialog, or by toggling the Suppress Specific Violations property, on the SCH Inspector panel, or SCH List panel.
- All No ERC directives - used across the entire project - can be reviewed and edited through the NoERC Manager dialog. From here, you can move through the list of nets with directives applied, and edit any number of No ERC directives. When editing is complete, changes are applied through an Engineering Change Order (ECO).
- Suppressed violations can be displayed on the Messages panel by enabling the Report Suppressed Errors in Messages Panel option, on the Error Reporting tab of the Options for Project dialog. This feature can be used in the final stages of design to ensure that no critical errors have been inadvertently suppressed.
- By default, all design directives are included during printing. To control this, disable directives that you do not want included on your printouts in the Schematic Print Properties dialog.
- While attributes can be modified during placement (Tab to bring up associated properties dialog), bear in mind that these will become the default settings for further placement unless the Permanent option on the Schematic – Default Primitives page of the Preferences dialog is enabled. When this option is enabled, changes made will affect only the object being placed and subsequent objects placed during the same placement session.