Display mode for schematic symbol

Created: July 9, 2022 | Updated: May 19, 2023

The name of the pins for Alternate1 mode, have to be the same as the Normal mode, or you will get warnings for Missing pin found in component display mode &/or Extra pin found in component display mode.

Starting in Version: 18.0
Up to Version: Current

Solution Details

The netlists generated with Normal or Alternate1 modes need to be identical.
For Protel Netlist 2 and other netlist formats the PinName is also saved in the netlist. See these images:


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Recommendation for Resolution

This violation typically arises when an alternate graphical mode is defined for a component and either:

  • An extra pin has been added to the display that is not specified in the Normal display mode, or
  • A pin has been specified with a different Designator and/or Name to a pin specified in the Normal display mode.

Not only must there be an identical number of pins between graphical display modes, the pins must also be  identical in both Designator and Name.  Please check this by opening the schematic library containing the component. Then select the Mode dropdown button to switch to another mode. (By default, this view is not enabled. You can enable this by going to: View Toolbars Mode). Then check the pin assignment (as well as number of pins) to make sure that each of the pins have the same Name and Designator.

Here are links to more detailed information:

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