Altium NEXUS Documentation

Component Revision has Inapplicable State

Modified by Susan Riege on Feb 28, 2019

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 a managed content server - 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 - Servers page of the Preferences dialog, by clicking the Properties button for the server to which you are actively signed in, then selecting Lifecycles 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. 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:

Component <Designator> <Comment>: Component revision has inapplicable 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. Select the component on the schematic to access its properties through the Properties panel. In the Properties section of the panel, either click the Update button to use the latest revision of the current Component Item, or click the  button at the right of the Design Item ID field to access your server, and browse for another Component Item Revision to use.

Use controls available through the Properties panel 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), choose an applicable revision of a different Item.

Tips

  1. 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). 
  2. If a placed managed component loses connection with its source server - for example, the server from which it was placed is disconnected or you are signed out from your server - it will violate the Component revision has inapplicable state check. This will be reflected in the Messages panel with an entry in the form: Component <Designator> <Comment>: Can't perform revision status validation: Failed to get session: Access denied! User login required for this service.
  3. You can also catch components that are being invalidly used within a design during the design release process. Add and configure Component State Checking to your overall release validation regemin.

 

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