Altium NEXUS Documentation

WorkspaceManager_Err-FloatingPowerObjectsFloating Power Objects_AD

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

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This violation occurs when a power port object has been detected to be floating - not electrically connected to a component - within the design. For example, the power port may have been placed but is not yet wired up to the rest of the circuit.


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:

Floating Power Object <NetName>


  • NetName is the name of the net associated with the floating power port object.

Recommendation for Resolution

Ensure that the offending power port object is connected into the circuit as required. If the power port is redundant, delete it from the design.


  1. This message is related to the standard, single-signal power port objects.
  2. 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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