Adding Items from Hidden Net to Net

Parent category: Violations Associated with Nets

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This violation is related to components and occurs when you have specified one or more pins to be hidden and connected to an existing net within the design - typically a power pin connected to VCC or GND, for example.


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:

Adding items to hidden net <NetName>,


NetName is the name of the target net.

Recommendation for Resolution

The problem arises when the following properties for the offending pin(s) are evident (in the associated Pin Properties dialog):

  • The Hide option is enabled.
  • The Connect To field contains the specific power net name.

Resolution of this issue is on a per-component basis and also depends on whether a component contains multiple sub-parts.

For a non-multi-part component, enable the display of the pin(s) in the workspace (disable the Hide option). You will need to wire each pin to the appropriate power port for the net to which you want to connect.

The previous solution can also be applied to multi-part components, but a far better solution is to clear the Connect To field and set the Part Number field to 0. Leave the Hide option for the pin enabled. Repeat for each pin that has been connected to a power net in this way. Ideally, the power net connections should be assigned through use of part 0 in the source library component.


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