Pulsonix User Forum

Technical advice from Pulsonix engineers and the wider community.

Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Help with using Pulsonix
 Hidden Pins
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  


12 Posts

Posted - 08 Mar 2017 :  12:42:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So it appears that the majority of schematic symbols on the library hid the power and ground pins. I don't really like this. It would be ok with old cmos logic but is really a hinderence which complex chips - micros. FPGAs, etc - where there are multiple pins that often require more than one decoupling cap per pin and often have more than one power supply. It also makes troubleshooting difficult when you have to refer to a data sheet and then make assumptions about which supplies, which pins are connected to. Is there a way to make these visible without modifying the symbols in the library?


United Kingdom
66 Posts

Posted - 08 Mar 2017 :  13:04:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any components that are already defined in that way in our library cannot be automatically altered to display the power and ground pins.

The closest you are going to get to automatically seeing that information is to use "Insert User Report" and choose "Ungated Pin Nets". This will create a table of parts, components and pins showing the nets attached to each ungated pin.

If you want every pin on your components to be a 'real' pin so you can wire them up to decoupling caps etc., then this does indeed require editing of Symbols and mapping of the newly-added pins in the Parts.

Go to Top of Page

Mike S.

1 Posts

Posted - 09 Mar 2017 :  15:29:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree. There should be a box to click to show hidden power and ground pins in the schematic.
Go to Top of Page


7 Posts

Posted - 17 Oct 2020 :  05:38:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Mike S.

I agree. There should be a box to click to show hidden power and ground pins in the schematic.

I am agree, I would have liked a command or a flag to have the power pins visible or invisible.

Go to Top of Page


United Kingdom
62 Posts

Posted - 21 Oct 2020 :  15:13:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for your responses. We are looking at introducing this functionality to the next release of Pulsonix.

Pulsonix Support

Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Jump To: