OrCAD Layout Frequently Asked Questions

OrCAD FAQs

The OrCAD Layout FAQs have been organized into the following categories:

OrCAD Capture / OrCAD Layout
Automatic ECO
Backannotation
Component Renaming
Intertool Communication
Connectivity
Copper Pour/Plane
Free Vias
Ratsnests
Statistics
Thermal Reliefs
Component Placement
Auto
Circular
Manual / Interactive
Database Integrity
Batch Update - Update90.exe
MIN Interchange / MAX ASCII
Known Problems and Solutions
Documentation
Release Notes / Known Problems / Bug Fixes
Post Processing
Gerber / Drill
Printing / Plotting
Routing
Fanout
OrCAD Layout - Gridded Auto Router
Manual Routing
SmartRoute
Third-party Applications
GerbTool
Visual CADD
Tools
Cleanup Design - Cleanup Routing
Design Rule Check - Locating/Resolving
Board Editor / Database
Library Manager / Libraries
Query Window
Reports
Translators/Interfaces
DXF
GenCAD
IDF
SPECCTRA for OrCAD / Allegro PCB Editor
Third-party PCB Import / Export
User Interface
Colors / Color Rules / Technology Files
Options
Spreadsheets
System Settings
Tutorial
User Preferences

OrCAD Capture / OrCAD Layout
    Automatic ECO
    1. Legal characers for OrCAD Layout netlist more>>
    2. How to get a new footprint into an existing board more>>
    3. OrCAD Layout ECO error: pin is not defined more>>
    4. ECO cannot locate a footprint more>>
    5. Net widths not changing in the Nets spreadsheet more>>
    6. Using OrCAD Layout's decoupler property more>>
    7. OrCAD Layout brings in an extra connector when PCI32_5V template file is used more>>
    8. OrCAD Capture needs OrCAD Layout .INI for netlist more>>
    9. Importing custom part properties from OrCAD Capture into OrCAD Layout more>>
    10. Unable to open a board after updating with the Automatic ECO command in OrCAD Layout Release 9.00b more>>
    11. Value property for components is not being changed by the Automatic ECO utility more>>
    12. Comparing the connectivity of a Layout board file against the schematic netlist more>>
    13. When I open an OrCAD Layout board file, OrCAD Layout reports an incorrect netlist source file more>>
    14. Why are my footprints not getting updated in OrCAD Layout? I changed them in OrCAD Capture. more>>
    15. Bringing properties and their values in from OrCAD Capture to OrCAD Layout more>>
    16. Bringing properties and their values in from OrCAD Capture to OrCAD Layout more>>
    17. When replacing components during AutoECO, I want all routed tracks connected to the replaced component ripped up more>>
    18. Footprint changes in OrCAD Capture do not show up in OrCAD Layout more>>
    19. Components pile up at the 0,0 point rather than in rows to the left of the board more>>
    20. AutoECO/DXF is no longer available on the OrCAD Layout Release 9.2 Tools menu; run from DOS more>>

    Backannotation
    1. When creating OrCAD swap file, prompted to save board more>>
    2. A simple explanation of the backannotation process more>>
    3. Pin swapping in OrCAD Layout more>>

    Component Renaming
    1. How to rename only certain components more>>

    Intertool Communication
    1. Intertool Communication is not working between OrCAD Capture and OrCAD Layout. more>>
    2. Intertool Communication (ITC) is not working. What should I do? more>>

Connectivity
    Copper Pour/Plane
    1. Cannot place a copper pour obstacle inside a copper pour obstacle more>>
    2. Splitting a plane for more than one net more>>
    3. Copper pour area does not fill more>>
    4. Pads are missing thermal relief on plane layers more>>
    5. Copper pour ignores thermal relief settings more>>
    6. Creating a copper-free area on a plane layer more>>
    7. Connecting two planes at a single point more>>
    8. Setting up direct connections to a plane layer more>>
    9. Thermal reliefs on a plane layer appear with a different color than the layer color. more>>
    10. Ratnests still visible with fully fanned out GND/PWR nets more>>
    11. Connectivity is not established through adjacent copper pours more>>
    12. Why are my Plane Layers shorted together? more>>
    13. Nets do not thermal to split plane with copper pours. more>>
    14. How can I keep the via on my bypass caps from thermalling to a plane layer? more>>
    15. How do I place routed tracks on my plane layers? more>>
    16. I'd like to have thermals appear on all of my power or ground pins whether or not they are routed more>>
    17. Copper area in footprint not displayed when placed on board more>>
    18. Border of Anti-Copper obstacle appears in an area that should be clear. more>>

    Free Vias
    1. How can I manually place multiple free vias in Release 9.2 without reselecting the menu command for each free via? more>>

    Ratsnests
    1. Triangular ratsnestsmore>>
    2. Connecting a single pin to multiple pads more>>
    3. Stopping Nets from Dynamically Reconnecting more>>
    4. A ratsnest will not go away when I minimize connections or refresh, even though that connection is routed. more>>
    5. Ratnests still visible with fully fanned out GND/PWR nets more>>
    6. Ratsnest still showing on a fully routed net. more>>

    Statistics
    1. How to determine if a board is fully routed. more>>
    2. How do I get the drill chart to update or refresh? more>>

    Thermal Reliefs
    1. How can I keep the via on my bypass caps from thermalling to a plane layer? more>>
    2. I'd like to have thermals appear on all of my power or ground pins whether or not they are routed more>>

Component Placement
    Auto
    1. Missing component keepout obstacle more>>
    2. Problems with Autoroute, Autoplace, and DRC more>>
    3. Using OrCAD Layout's decoupler property more>>

    Circular
    1. Circular placement of components more>>
    2. Information about circular placement in OrCAD Layout more>>

    Manual / Interactive
    1. How to place a single pad on a board more>>
    2. Selecting and moving through-hole parts requires TOP layer to be visible more>>
    3. Pin Tool does not display pin information on a through-hole part. more>>
    4. What do the Rotation Increment and Snap settings in OrCAD Layout control? more>>
    5. Unable to verify/clear DRC more>>
    6. Rotating parts around pin 1 and not the center of the part more>>
    7. Preventing vias from being ripped up when sharing between two surface mount devices (SMDs) more>>
    8. How can I manually place multiple free vias in Release 9.2 without reselecting the menu command for each free via? more>>
    9. I'm having trouble changing the via definition used in a specific location more>>
    10. Error when using SWAP: Unable to Validate Pin Swap more>>
    11. Problems moving the footprint of a moire (fiducial) more>>
    12. How do I copy or move tracks, traces or routes from one layer to another? more>>
    13. Connection lines change colors when a component is selected for placement more>>
    14. Edit Segment routing mode inserts a new corner rather than allowing the selected segment to slide. more>>

Database Integrity
    Batch Update - Update90.exe
    1. Pins import incorrectly into FabMaster when using MIN file to create a test fixture more>>
    2. Does the order in which I place pads when creating a footprint matter? more>>
    3. How do I move all of my insertion origins to the center of my components for the pick-and-place machine? more>>
    4. How can my footprints reflect the true center of the part? more>>

    MIN Interchange / MAX ASCII
    1. How to create a netlist from a board file more>>
    2. Viewing the .MNL netlist file more>>
    3. Pins import incorrectly into FabMaster when using MIN file to create a test fixture more>>

Known Problems and Solutions
    Documentation
    1. Errata for OrCAD Layout Release 9 User's Guide more>>
    2. Is there a list of Smart Route error codes and their meanings? more>>
    3. Is there a list of OrCAD Layout error codes and their meanings? more>>

    Release Notes / Known Problems / Bug Fixes
    1. Unable to open a board after updating with the Automatic ECO command in OrCAD Layout Release 9.00b more>>
    2. The system crashes when using OrCAD Layout on systems using an ATI Rage Pro video adapter more>>
    3. Moving a free via rips up tracks that are on the same net. more>>
    4. MAX file will not open in OrCAD Layout if path to file contains extended characters. more>>
    5. Nets not connected to proper pads after Alternate Footprint command more>>
    6. OrCAD Layout crashes when I try to use Merge Boards more>>
    7. Zone clearance has not been specified for the zone or the layer more>>
    8. Text disappears when selected for move more>>
    9. I get DRC pad spacing errors on my ISA edge connectors more>>
    10. When I try to create my Gerber files, I get the message: Unknown exception at 0 more>>
    11. Limit for number of pins in a footprint in OrCAD Layout is 3200 more>>
    12. The autorouter will not route my board: in LAYOUT.LOG I have error 2167.011 more>>
    13. Selection box is not displaying (showing up) on the screen more>>
    14. I am trying to generate gerber files and I get the error 'Unknown Exception at 0' more>>
    15. In GerbTool, Auto Panelize cuts off the board, and part of my board is missing more>>
    16. 9.2 board is not able to be opened in older version of OrCAD Layout more>>
    17. Connection lines change colors when a component is selected for placement more>>
    18. 'Unable to create process...' message attempting to launch OrCAD Layout more>>
    19. Web Update 1 for OrCAD Layout version 9.20 fails with a message saying the time of the LAYOUT.CTL file is incorrect. more>>
    20. Screen colors are not as clean, crisp or distinct in OrCAD Layout Release 9.2 as they were in OrCAD Layout Release 9.1 more>>

Post Processing
    Gerber / Drill
    1. Drill tapes to submit to the board house more>>
    2. Printing the board with the drill holes open more>>
    3. Thermal reliefs fail to appear in post process preview more>>
    4. Board fabricator unable to read Gerber files generated in OrCAD Layout post processing more>>
    5. OrCAD Layout boards with copper pour need 3.4 format output resolution more>>
    6. Understanding drill file names for blind and buried vias more>>
    7. Drill tape file format in OrCAD Layout more>>
    8. Gerber file contains three separate layers for each board layer more>>
    9. Error while loading Gerber files: "Invalid D Code, Undefined or Zero size apertures" more>>
    10. Gerber settings change in boards done in OrCAD Layout 7.10 when read into OrCAD Layout 9.0, 9.1. more>>
    11. Speed/Feed error message during Post Process more>>
    12. The Keep Drill Holes Open option for Layout's post-processing tool more>>
    13. When I try to create my Gerber files, I get the message: Unknown exception at 0 more>>
    14. How do I rotate thermal reliefs on a plane layer? more>>
    15. Drill tape file (THRUHOLE.TAP) is not generated more>>
    16. Files necessary to submit to board house more>>
    17. I am trying to generate gerber files and I get the error 'Unknown Exception at 0' more>>
    18. Discrepancy between the drill chart information and the tap file more>>
    19. When I run the post processor, OrCAD Layout is reset and no output files are created. more>>

    Printing / Plotting
    1. Printing an individual layer more>>
    2. The Keep Drill Holes Open option for OrCAD Layout's post-processing tool more>>
    3. Printing and/or plotting to a D-size printer or plotter correctly more>>

Routing
    Fanout
    1. Purpose and process behind fanout function more>>

    OrCAD Layout - Gridded Auto Router
    1. Heuristics routing and maze routing more>>
    2. Fast routing and partial routing differences more>>
    3. >Problems with Autoroute, Autoplace, and DRC
    4. Rerunning Batch Route more>>
    5. Rerouting a board with the Autorouter more>>
    6. Checklist for proper placement of test points more>>
    7. Auto/Unroute Board leaves tracks on routing layers more>>
    8. The autorouter will not route my board: in LAYOUT.LOG I have error 2167.011 more>>

    Manual Routing
    1. Determining routing and via grid more>>
    2. Assigning a via to a net more>>
    3. Moving a single segment of an obstacle or a track more>>
    4. Routing at other than 45-degree or 90-degree angles more>>
    5. How to move a routed track to another layer more>>
    6. Error message stating "Layer is not enabled for routing" more>>
    7. Using the Edit Segment routing tool in OrCAD Layout v9.00 more>>
    8. How to move a routed connection to another layer. more>>
    9. Layer is not enabled for routing more>>
    10. Auto/Unroute Board leaves tracks on routing layers more>>
    11. Moving a free via rips up tracks that are on the same net. more>>
    12. Via will not fit error message when attempting to insert a via while routing more>>
    13. Routing from one segment of a track to another segment or to a pad. more>>
    14. Creating a duplicate connection in OrCAD Layout more>>

    SmartRoute
    1. SmartRoute unable to Calibrate more>>
    2. SmartRoute will not use a square via more>>
    3. Problem autorouting in SmartRoute when multiple vias are defined more>>
    4. SmartRoute limitations more>>
    5. Editing a board so SmartRoute routes on all layers more>>
    6. Off-grid vias after routing in SmartRoute more>>
    7. Opening SmartRoute in demo mode more>>
    8. Removing extra layers Inner1 (IN1) and Innner2 (IN2) from 2 layer routing board in SMART ROUTE more>>
    9. Is there a list of Smart Route error codes and their meanings? more>>
    10. SmartRoute has a routing problem when the the board outline contains arcs more>>
    11. SmartRoute reports routing problem (error code 9523.180) more>>

Third-party Applications
    GerbTool
    1. Cannot open Gerber files with Gerbtool more>>
    2. GerbTool runs in demonstration mode more>>
    3. GerbTool macro that checks for drill breakage more>>
    4. Fix silkscreen error in GerbTool more>>
    5. Vias appear as plus symbols in GerbTool more>>
    6. Creating a drill tape for a panelized board more>>
    7. Problem opening files in GerbTool more>>
    8. Creating negative image prints of copper layers to create board prototypes more>>
    9. Changing the width of lines and line segments in GerbTool more>>
    10. Specifying the "thickness" of text in GerbTool more>>
    11. Creating a master aperture list for merging boards in GerbTool more>>
    12. Creating a single NC drill file for a set of merged boards in GerbTool more>>
    13. Gerber file contains three separate layers for each board layer more>>
    14. Error while loading Gerber files: "Invalid D Code, Undefined or Zero size apertures" more>>
    15. Arcs in gerber files saved from GerbTool display incorrectly when imported into third party CAM software more>>
    16. Adding drill information to a GerbTool file more>>
    17. Arcs appear as straight line segments in GerbTool more>>
    18. The Keep Drill Holes Open option for OrCAD Layout's post-processing tool more>>
    19. Creating annular via shapes using GerbTool more>>
    20. In GerbTool, Auto Panelize cuts off the board, and part of my board is missing more>>
    21. How do I print in color in GerbTool? more>>
    22. How do I add text to a Gerber file in GerbTool? more>>
    23. How do I delete a layer in GerbTool? more>>

    Visual CADD
    1. Error executing file maxdmsg.exe more>>
    2. I am having trouble printing from Visual CADD. What should I do? more>>
    3. Minimum Search Tolerance settings in Visual CADD more>>

Tools
    Cleanup Design - Cleanup Routing
    1. AutoDFM does not change routes to 45 degrees more>>
    2. How has the Cleanup Design command changed in OrCAD Layout Release 9.2? more>>
    3. How can I remove unused padstacks, footprints, or nets from a board file (.MAX)? more>>

    Design Rule Check - Locating/Resolving
    1. Problems with Autoroute, Autoplace, and DRC more>>
    2. Board shrinks when choosing Zoom Fit command more>>
    3. Changing the width of nets that are already routed more>>
    4. Eliminating DRC markers in OrCAD Layout more>>
    5. Viewing error markers in OrCAD Layout more>>
    6. Space check not catching drill-larger-than-pad error more>>
    7. Selective error checking in OrCAD Layout more>>
    8. DRC box is not visible more>>
    9. DRC produces error indicating insufficient clearance on plane layer more>>
    10. Bad Net Continuity Error: What does this error mean? more>>
    11. How to resize the DRC box more>>
    12. I get DRC pad spacing errors on my ISA edge connectors more>>
    13. How do I get rid of all the error markers in my OrCAD Layout board file? more>>
    14. Unable to verify/clear DRC more>>
    15. Where do I enter the values for spacing used by Design Rule Check to check for route spacing violations? more>>
    16. Where do I set which design rules are checked when I run Design Rule Check? more>>

    Board Editor / Database
    1. How to create a board without a netlist more>>
    2. Can't move alignment targets in translated board more>>
    3. Changing component footprints more>>
    4. Changing pad sizes more>>
    5. Creating a technology file from a board file more>>
    6. Board shrinks when choosing Zoom Fit command more>>
    7. Editing components on the board more>>
    8. Globally adding an oversize to all padstacks more>>
    9. The pads on my components are not rotating properly more>>
    10. Editing a custom padstack library more>>
    11. Creating a bus bar for plating finger connectors more>>
    12. Updating a footprint on a board to match the library footprint more>>
    13. Deleting obstacles and autodimensions more>>
    14. How to create a board outline more>>
    15. Setting up blind and buried vias more>>
    16. Verifying footprint insertion origins for pick-and-place machines more>>
    17. Segment mode is available when editing obstacles more>>
    18. Making global changes to the height of reference designators more>>
    19. Adding non-orthogonal dimensions more>>
    20. Adding absolute dimensions more>>
    21. Toggle Copper Pour Seed option is not available in the Right Mouse Button Menu more>>
    22. Padstack management in OrCAD Layout Release 9.0B. more>>
    23. Is there a list of OrCAD Layout error codes and their meanings? more>>
    24. OrCAD Layout crashes when converting jumpers to components more>>
    25. Adding extra plane layers to your board. more>>
    26. Can I set the Annular pad shape to specify the Inner Diameter? more>>
    27. OrCAD Layout crashes when I try to use Merge Boards more>>
    28. Creating arcs and circles using the obstacle tool more>>
    29. Zone clearance has not been specified for the zone or the layer more>>
    30. Pin Tool does not give me the option to assign a net to the pin more>>
    31. Cannot select obstacle on component in design view more>>
    32. Changing all occurrences of a footprint on a board without having access to the source library more>>
    33. Creating a board outline that has rounded corners more>>
    34. How do I make a copy of an existing part on the board? more>>
    35. How do I rotate thermal reliefs on a plane layer? more>>
    36. How can I remove unused padstacks, footprints, or nets from a board file (.MAX)? more>>
    37. How do I move all of my insertion origins to the center of my components for the pick-and-place machine? more>>
    38. Moving a dimension more>>
    39. How do I remove or delete text from my board? more>>
    40. 'Unable to create process...' message attempting to launch OrCAD Layout more>>
    41. 'Unable to create process...' message attempting to launch OrCAD Layout after installing OrCAD Layout v9.20 Web Update 1 more>>
    42. Copper area in footprint not displayed when placed on board more>>
    43. How do I get the drill chart to update or refresh? more>>
    44. Moving the Drill Chart. more>>
    45. Unroute Board does not unroute all of the nets. more>>

    Library Manager / Libraries
    1. Can't see footprints in the library manager more>>
    2. Changing pad sizes more>>
    3. General information on the OrCAD Layout v7.00 libraries more>>
    4. Using a custom padstack library in OrCAD Layout v7.0 more>>
    5. OrCAD Layout footprint libraries and industry standards more>>
    6. Footprints in OrCAD Layout libraries more>>
    7. Using OrCAD Layout footprint libraries more>>
    8. 916 Design libraries more>>
    9. Creating a mounting hole footprint in OrCAD Layout more>>
    10. Editing a custom padstack library more>>
    11. Positioning a hole on a pad more>>
    12. Locating and adjusting component insertion origins more>>
    13. Segment mode is available when editing obstacles more>>
    14. Changing default settings for library manager more>>
    15. Creating a library of footprints from the footprints contained in a MAX file. more>>
    16. Editing a padstack library (i.e.: PADSTACK.LLB) more>>
    17. Adjusting Component Insertion Origins more>>
    18. How can I automate placing a staggered row of pins? more>>
    19. How can I place pins in my footprint using a constant offset? more>>
    20. Does the order in which I place pads when creating a footprint matter? more>>
    21. Creating arcs and circles using the obstacle tool more>>
    22. Changing all occurrences of a footprint on a board without having access to the source library more>>
    23. Limit for number of pins in a footprint in OrCAD Layout is 3200 more>>
    24. Changes for padstack definitions in library reflected on new parts placed more>>
    25. Is it possible to add a height property to a footprint in OrCAD Layout, then view it? more>>
    26. X (height) and Y (width) dimensions for padstack are reversed more>>
    27. Searching for a specific footprint in Layout's footprint libraries more>>
    28. Removing unused padstacks from a library file. Or, how to remove the"_n", where n is an integer representing the version number, from the padstack name. more>>
    29. I have footprints that loose obstacles and/or text from my footprints on one of the following layers: COMMENT, SPARE2, SPARE3. Why? more>>
    30. Copper area in footprint not displayed when placed on board more>>
    31. How can my footprints reflect the true center of the part? more>>

    Query Window
    1. Negative Actual distances in the Query window more>>
    2. How can I print out the text in the query window? more>>

    Reports
    1. Listing padstacks contained in a padstack library more>>
    2. OrCAD Layout v9.00 creates incorrect report more>>
    3. Determining the number of SMD pads per board side more>>
    4. I want to output a custom property in my Pick and Place report instead of VALUE. more>>
    5. Discrepancy between the drill chart information and the tap file more>>
    6. How can my footprints reflect the true center of the part? more>>

Translators/Interfaces
    DXF
    1. Merging a .DXF file with a board file more>>
    2. DXF to MAX translator fails to translate symbols more>>
    3. Importing a company logo or DXF file into a board file. more>>
    4. Bringing properties and their values in from OrCAD Capture to OrCAD Layout more>>
    5. Batch translation of a DXF file to a MAX file creates a default U1 component more>>
    6. DXF to OrCAD Layout translation Error 0021.657 more>>
    7. What versions of AutoCAD are supported by Visual CADD for import of DXF files into OrCAD Layout? more>>

    GenCAD
    1. Pins import incorrectly into FabMaster when using MIN file to create a test fixture more>>

    IDF
    1. Warning: Bad PRO/E object name when exporting .MAX file to ProE format more>>

    SPECCTRA for OrCAD / Allegro PCB Editor
    1. Specctra crashes or refuses to accept my OrCAD Layout-generated .CCT file more>>
    2. Unable to load OrCAD Layout generated .CCT file into SPECCTRA for OrCAD more>>
    3. Could not find a TELENV environment variable or the FAKE_ENV file more>>
    4. Keepouts appear in SPECCTRA that do not exist in OrCAD Layout more>>

    Third-party PCB Import / Export
    1. Translated board outline is now free etch more>>
    2. PCAD v8.0 importation problems more>>
    3. Problems importing PCAD files more>>
    4. The export translator does not return all changes more>>
    5. Problems with imported Tango boards more>>
    6. Error importing PADS board file more>>
    7. Difficulty importing a PCAD file into OrCAD Layout more>>
    8. OrCAD Layout can't import a PCAD board more>>
    9. Bringing PCB II files into OrCAD Layout more>>
    10. Potential incompatibility between PADS PowerPCB v2.0 and OrCAD Layout v7.10 more>>
    11. Importing a PCB386+ library into OrCAD Layout more>>
    12. Third-party software supported by OrCAD Layout translators more>>
    13. Import from Protel to OrCAD Layout yeilds no nets more>>
    14. Tango conversion not bringing in vias and converting routes to obstacles more>>

User Interface
    Colors / Color Rules / Technology Files
    1. How do technology files affect the board more>>
    2. Effects of routing strategy files more>>
    3. OrCAD Layout strategy file potential side effects more>>
    4. Unable to load strategy file in OrCAD Layout v9.0 more>>
    5. Highlight color does not indicate the layer of route more>>
    6. Setting up a template file for multiple plane layers more>>
    7. Text disappears when selected for move more>>
    8. Is there a way to assign a color to a free via? more>>
    9. Text is not visible when selected, moved, or edited more>>
    10. How do I remove or delete text from my board? more>>
    11. Selection box is not displaying (showing up) on the screen more>>
    12. Screen colors are not as clean, crisp or distinct in OrCAD Layout Release 9.2 as they were in OrCAD Layout Release 9.1 more>>

    Options
    1. Manhattan option appears periodically in the Reconnection Type dialog box more>>
    2. Pin Tool does not give me the option to assign a net to the pin more>>
    3. Cannot select obstacle on component in design view more>>

    Spreadsheets
    1. Valid thrucode names more>>
    2. Padstacks do not change when loading a footprint more>>
    3. Using hot link options more>>
    4. Assigning a via to a net more>>
    5. Changing pad sizes more>>
    6. Net widths not changing in the Nets spreadsheet more>>
    7. Changing the width of nets that are already routed more>>
    8. Globally adding an oversize to all padstacks more>>
    9. Grayed-out footprints display in OrCAD Layout spreadsheets more>>
    10. Updating a footprint on a board to match the library footprint more>>
    11. How to highlight all the nets attached to a component in the Nets spreadsheet more>>
    12. Setting up blind and buried vias more>>
    13. Rerouting a board with the Autorouter more>>
    14. Making global changes to the height of reference designators more>>
    15. How to highlight all connections in a net more>>
    16. How to delete multiple board outlines. more>>
    17. Layer is not enabled for routing more>>
    18. Adding extra plane layers to your board. more>>
    19. Can I set the Annular pad shape to specify the Inner Diameter? more>>
    20. How do I get rid of all the error markers in my OrCAD Layout board file? more>>
    21. How do I create a new via type and assign it to a particular net? more>>
    22. Removing unused padstacks from a library file. Or, how to remove the"_n", where n is an integer representing the version number, from the padstack name. more>>
    23. 9.2 board is not able to be opened in older version of OrCAD Layout more>>
    24. A net seems to be enabled for routing, yet it says NO in the Routing Enabled column of the Nets spreadsheet. more>>
    25. What do the values in the Routing Enabled column of the Nets spreadsheet mean? more>>

    System Settings
    1. Adding non-orthogonal dimensions more>>

    Tutorial
    1. THREED32.OCX registration problem when running OrCAD Layout Tutorial more>>

    User Preferences
    1. Autopanning in OrCAD Layout more>>
    2. Editing components on the board more>>
    3. Manhattan option appears periodically in the Reconnection Type dialog box more>>
    4. Using the Allow Editing of Footprints option more>>
    5. Place outline is filled in with gray instead of showing as a regular outline more>>
    6. Screen colors are not as clean, crisp or distinct in OrCAD Layout Release 9.2 as they were in OrCAD Layout Release 9.1 more>>