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Check for errors in your design using Tools/Verify Design.  The following types of errors may be found:  Clearance, Connectivity, Number of Vias, and Plane Connection.


  1.  Location:  Lists the error for the type you selected
  2. Explanation:  Displays the reason for the error selected in the Location section.
  3. Clear Errors Button:  Clears the Error Markers.  This does not clear the actual errors.
  4. Disable Panning:  Prevents the design area from panning to the error you select in the Location list.
  5. Display summary Prompt: Causes the display of the error-summary prompt window.  This window appears after the check has run and lists the total number of errors found.
  6. Check Area:  Specifies the type of check you want to run, setup, view, or specify a report for.
    1. Clearance- clearance checking on the visible area of the design.  Note:  Clearance checking involving the board outline will use the centerline of the board outline.
    2. Connectivity- checks the entire design.  Checks where drill size is larger than the pad it is assigned to.  Copper is recognized as a conductor, like a trace.
    3. Maximum via count- checks the entire design.
    4. Plane- checks the entire design.  Checks whether a pad exists in the connecting pad stack for the plane layer.  For a pad size to exist it must be more than 0 or the drill size must exceed the pad size.  For SMD pads, plane checks whether the pad-to-via connection connects to the plane.  Note:  To view Plane clearance or connectivity errors after performing a plane check, return to the Verify Design Dialog box and click Clearance or Connectivity.
  7. Start :  Runs the check
  8. Setup:  Opens the setup dialog box for the check you have selected.
  9. View Report:  Opens the report in a text editor for the check you have selected.  These reports are saved in the project folder by default.  Use Report file to save in a different location.
  10. Report File:  Specifies where you want to save your report file.  You can set a different location and name for each type of check.
  11. Errors:  Displays the number of errors for the type of check you ran.
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