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WorkspaceManager_Err-CircularDocumentDependencyCircular Document Dependency_AD

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

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This violation occurs when compiling a project after using the Create Sheet Symbol From Sheet command from the Design main menu and a schematic document that already is a child in the project is chosen in the Choose Document to Place dialog and the schematic documents chosen have Device Sheet links between each other. 


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:

Circular dependency between document <DocumentName1> and document <DocumentName2>


  • DocumentName1 and DocumentName2 are the names of the two documents that have Device Sheet links between each other.

Recommendation for Resolution

To resolve the violation, review the schematic documents listed in the error message and fix the Device Sheet links between them.


  • 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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