Parent page: Item Lifecycle Management
When configuring each individual state for a lifecycle definition, you have the ability to define additional state attributes that control the visibility, and applicability, of an Item revision - using that lifecycle definition - that finds itself in that state. In terms of applicability, a project compiler violation can also be configured to detect and flag any Vault items being used in a design, whose revisions are in non-applicable states - catching and averting issues prior to release.
Controls for determining whether an Item Revision in a particular state is visible and/or applicable, are available 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 ().
The two options are:
For an Item Revision entering a lifecycle state that has its Visible in Vault panels attribute disabled, that revision will, by default, not be displayed in both the Vaults panel, and the Libraries panel. And if it is the latest revision of the Item, then the entire entry for that Item will effectively be hidden from view. This visibility state - defined at the state level - can be overridden globally for all Items (when browsing in the Vaults panel), or all loaded Vault component libraries (when browsing in the Libraries panel), respectively.
Vaults panel - to display all Item Revisions that are currently not visible, simply click the control, at the top-right of the Items region of the panel, and enable the Show Hidden Revisions option, on the associated menu.
Libraries panel - to display all Item Revisions of Vault Components that are currently not visible, simply click the control, at the bottom-right of the component listing for any currently loaded Vault library, and enable the Show Hidden Revisions option, on the associated menu.
Typically, a lifecycle state that is set to be hidden (Visible in Vault panels option disabled) will also be made inapplicable (Allowed to be used in designs option also disabled). For example, a revision of a component that is currently Depracated or Obsolete should have no place on the latest design spin! Hiding revisions of Items that have entered such states is one thing - if you can't see a component for example, you can't place it. But you may already be using instances of such Item Revisions in a design. Or, even inadvertently placed an inapplicable revision of a component by virtue of having shown hidden revisions whilst browsing!
Not to worry. Aside from catching Component Item Revisions that are in inapplicable states upon compilation (see next section), you can manually interrogate the applicability of Item Revisions (components and managed sheets) directly in the workspace. This is achieved through the Item's associated properties dialog, or through use of the Item Manager.
For placed instances of Component Item Revisions, the applicability of the states of those revisions can be checked as part of project compilation. At the heart of this checking is the Component revision has inapplicable state violation type, part of the category: Violations Associated with Components. Configure the reporting mode for this check on the Error Reporting tab of the Project Options dialog.
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. A notification is also displayed in the Messages panel in the following format:
Component <Designator> <Comment>: Component revision has inapplicable state,
Things to be aware of:
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