Meaning of * in Symbol Editor

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Meaning of * in Symbol Editor

Postby ideaman4u » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:56 pm

I selected a LED (598-8310 107F) using Add Part. The schematic symbol looked rather strange, so I went to the Symbol Editor and loaded it. I found an "*" shown under the Section along with a repeat of the pin number. Anybody know what this means and how to use it (assuming one would wish to use it)?
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Re: Meaning of * in Symbol Editor

Postby Sal Hernandez » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:30 am

The * means that the pin is hidden. When you place a part with hidden pins on your schematic you will be prompted to assign the hidden pin to a net. As you complete your schematic any pins connected to the same net will automatically connect to the hidden schematic pin. On the layout the pin will be visible.

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