Hidden Pins No Longer Connect in Eeschema? (SOLVED: ERC Changes)


Just downloaded V5.1.0 for Windoze and the projects that made use of the hidden pin feature now no longer have a net connection. The option for hidden pins is still present in the Symbol Editor.

Is this now the expected behavior?

ON EDIT: ON SECOND EDIT: Retract the first edit. A library change in V5.1.0 to the GND symbol threw me off.


Guess my edits were confusing.

The original query still remains. Is it now expected behavior that hidden pins no longer connect in Eeschema?


What do you mean with no longer connect?

There was no change in how any pins behave. Hidden power input pins work the same as they always did. (They are still global labels otherwise power symbols would not work.)
Stacking pins still works as it always did (All pins in the stack are connected)
And one can even connect an invisible pin using a wire if one does choose to do so.


I am not certain exactly what happened, but one of the hidden GND pins on a symbol triggered an ERC Flag and message that it was not connected.

I added a direct GND symbol connection to the pin and then ran ERC which gave the root cause of the issue; the very common ErrType(3). Somehow managed to delete the PwrFlag on the GND net without noticing.

@Rene_Poschl Thank you very much for the time you spent to reply. The error message really lead me in the wrong direction and your post turned me around to look for other issues.