DRC Tab

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Edition Date: February 2017

Part Number: 372065N-01

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The DRC tab displays errors (for example, Design Rule Errors) and warnings as they occur while you work. Errors are labeled with red triangles, and warnings are labeled with yellow circles, as shown in the example in the figure below.

Double-click on an error or warning to go to its location on the workspace.

When you right-click on an item in the DRC tab, a context menu displays with the following available selections:

  • Copy—Copies all items in the DRC tab and places them on the clipboard.
  • Go to error/tag—Click to go to the highlighted error or warning on the workspace.
  • Add to filter—Click to filter out the selected error/warning type. This type of error/warning will no longer show in the DRC tab.
  • Remove all filters—Click to remove all error/warning types from the filter. All errors and warnings will now show in the DRC tab.
  • Start Filter Manager—Click to start the Filter Manager. Refer to the Filter Manager section for more information.

 

Part is Not on Design But Still in a Netlist

A design rule error occurs if you remove a part from a design when that part is in the netlist. Errors of this type also include a link that lets you remove the part from the netlist, as shown in the example below.

Click on the link to remove the part from the netlist. The message also disappears from the DRC tab.

Filter Manager

Use the Filter Manager to filter desired errors & warnings out of the DRC tab in the Spreadsheet View.

Complete the following steps to use the Filter Manager:

  1. Right-click in the DRC tab of the Spreadsheet View and select Start Filter Manager from the context menu that appears.
  2. Or

    Select Design»Error filter manager.

    The Filter Manager dialog box appears with a list of errors and warnings that are filtered out of the DRC tab. If this is the first time you are accessing this dialog box, it is empty.

  3. Click Add filter.
  4. The Add Filter(s) dialog box displays.



  5. Select the error types to add to the filter. Use the <Ctrl> and <Shift> keys to select multiple items.
  6. Click OK to close the Add Filter(s) dialog box and add the selected items to the Filter Manager.
  7. Click Close.
  8. The Filter Manager dialog box closes and the selected error types no longer display in the DRC tab.

To remove an error type from the Filter Manager, select the error type and click Remove filter.

To remove all error types, click Remove all.

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