4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 26, 2014 2:37 AM by robert_davies

    Discrete pin numbers in DxDesigner


      Is there a way to make discrete pin numbers invisible within the DxDesigner schematic?  I don't have the pin numbers assigned within the Symbol editor but they are assigned once the Part is created.  Once Expedition has been back annotated, the pin numbers show up.  They are pretty much useless within the schematic and do nothing but clutter the sheets.  Is there any way I can turn those off?




        • 1. Re: Discrete pin numbers in DxDesigner

          There are two things you can do, firstly select each pin in the schematic where you want them turned off and in the property dialog deselect the visibility check box. You can also do this via Find/Replace, there are some tech notes on Supportnet. Secondly, to prevent this in future update the symbol definition in the library to add a Pin Number 'placeholder', that is a Pin Number property with no value and set it's visibility to off. When you back-annotate from packaging the pin numbers will obey this setting. For symbols that don't have a placeholder the visibility is determined by the Pin Number property setting in the Property Definition editor, in general this is set to value visible as that is what is required for most components.

          • 2. Re: Discrete pin numbers in DxDesigner

            Hi Ron,


              I had the same problem, solved it by unchecking this option in the Settings/Display Menu :

            When that option is checked, all pin numbers are shown regardless of the symbol editor properties config.

            When it is unchecked only the pin numbers that are visible in the symbol editor properties config are shown.




            • 3. Re: Discrete pin numbers in DxDesigner


                      to temporary turn of the pin number go to the kyn cmd button in the dx designer and type avinvis then a new window will ask you for the attribute type type Pin Number now the pin number will be turned off or you can do as mr Haroldo said you can disable the visibility in the display settings

              but for ever if you don't want the pin number to be visible

              while symbol creation the pin number visibility check box should be turned off as mr Davis said



              • 4. Re: Discrete pin numbers in DxDesigner

                Have you been able to solve your problem with any of these suggestions? If so please mark the question as answered.