Altium NEXUS Documentation

Component Revision is Out of Date

Modified by Susan Riege on Oct 9, 2018

Parent category: Violations Associated with Components

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Summary

This violation occurs when a component - placed from a managed content server - is detected to be out of date.

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> at <Location>: Component revision is Out of Date,

where:

  • Designator is the component instance's Designator.
  • Location is the X,Y coordinates marking the center of the offending component instance.

Recommendation for Resolution

Use the Item Manager dialog to identify and update components that are not the latest revision. The Item Manager includes a Revision Status column, for any components that are not at the latest revision the component's status will be Out of Date. Select the out of date component(s), right-click and choose Update to latest revision from the menu. Once this has been done, Generate an ECO to apply these changes to the affected schematics.

Alternatively, you can switch-out an existing Component Item Revision for the latest revision, at the individual component level. Simply select the component on the schematic to access its properties through the Properties panel. In the Properties section of the panel, click the Update button to use the latest revision of the current Component 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which it was placed is disconnected or you are signed out from your server - it will violate the Component revision is Out of Date check.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.

 

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