OK, another weird issue here. I’m trying to place a 74HCT245 in my project. Unfortunately, the power pin keeps renaming the attached net to VCC when I want it to be 5V. Simple enough, copy the symbol into my own library and unhide the power pin.
Imgur album below shows the progression of events:
- First, there’s the original symbol in the default libraries.
- Second, I’ve unhidden the power pin and done a quick, cosmetic alteration to it.
- Third, I’m putting the modified symbol into my schematic - note that the modified pin is visible in the preview.
- Fourth, the old symbol, with the hidden pin is what is pasted into my schematic. When I open that symbol in the editor, it opens the copy in the read-only default library. WTF?
Anyone have any insight into what is going on here? I’ve even closed and restarted the application to make sure that it’s not some weirdness with the whole symbol copy operation.
edit - I just looked at the respective library files and it does look like the edited pin is in my library copy of the symbol. Any ideas as to why Eeschema would ignore my symbol add from my library and substitute the one from the default library instead?