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Features of the LayoutEditor

Features of the LayoutEditor are very comprehensive. Please use the FindPage to search for a specific feature. Some of the core features are (in alphabetic order):

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dot.png BackgroundImage
dot.png Barcode
dot.png BooleanTools
dot.png DesignRuleChecker
dot.png ElectricalExtraction
dot.png EditInPlace
dot.png File Formats
dot.png Macros/Scripting

dot.png Schematic
dot.png Snapping
dot.png Text
dot.png TextEditor
dot.png Translation
dot.png User Interface
dot.png 3D View

Features by Version

The user interface of the LayoutEditor is highly adjustable. Beside the normal adaption like hiding of toolbars, etc. there are different versions. These versions differ only in which features are available to edit a design.

Version:

Features:

Limitations:

Range of Use:

Full

all features
including DRC, macros,
background images, extraction,
schematic, schematic driven layout,
parametric cells

no

creating/editing of complex design (all areas),
schematic driven layout, complex format conversions, design checks.

Reduced

advanced editing
(like adjusting shapes, boolean operation,circular tools, ...),
schematic, schematic driven layout

limited layout editing,
no limitation in design size and
no limitation in available file formats

viewer for complex designs, basic editing, simple custom designs, format conversions

Basic

basic editing,
schematic, schematic driven layout

limited layout editing,
no limitation in design size and
no limitation in available file formats

viewer for small designs, minimal editing,
simple format conversions

Free
(without a license key)

all features

limited on IC designs with 500 shapes and PCB designs with 10 devices

small projects, evaluation, education

Features by Menu

dot.png File
dot.png Select  
dot.png Zoom
dot.png Cell

dot.png Draw
dot.png Layer
dot.png Utilities
dot.png Help

Some features are part of a context menu only and not listed in this section.

List of all Sophisticated Features of the LayoutEditor

  1. 3dView
  2. A*B
  3. A*BWithDeleteA,B
  4. A+B
  5. A+BWithDeleteA,B
  6. A-B
  7. A-BWithDeleteA
  8. A-BWithDeleteA,B
  9. AExorB
  10. AExorBWithDeleteA,B
  11. About
  12. AboutOpenAccess
  13. AddBiggestInnerCircle
  14. AddComponentLibrary
  15. AddLibrary
  16. AddNetlistLibrary
  17. AddTechnologyLayer
  18. AdjustBackgroundMode
  19. AlignBottomMode
  20. AlignCenterMode
  21. AlignCenterXMode
  22. AlignCenterYMode
  23. AlignLeftMode
  24. AlignRightMode
  25. AlignTopMode
  26. AlignValueMode
  27. AngleCheck
  28. AngleMeasurementMode
  29. Arc-Mode
  30. ArcMode
  31. Arc_
  32. AreaCheck
  33. AreaMeasurement
  34. AttachFile
  35. AutoAdjustBackgroundMode
  36. AutoAdjustRouting
  37. AutoPlacementOfBackgroundImage
  38. AutoRender
  39. AutomaticPlacement
  40. AutomaticRouting
  41. B-A
  42. B-AWithDeleteA,B
  43. B-AWithDeleteB
  44. BackgroundImage
  45. BackgroundImageToFront
  46. BarCode128
  47. BarCode128A
  48. BarCode128B
  49. BarCode128C
  50. BarCode39
  51. BarCode39Mod43
  52. Barcode
  53. Bezier2ndMode
  54. Bezier3rdMode
  55. BoolOnLayer
  56. BooleanTools
  57. BoxDeselect
  58. BoxMode
  59. BoxSelect
  60. BuildConnections
  61. Bus
  62. BusMode
  63. BusPort
  64. BusPortMode
  65. CellDeselectMode
  66. CellFlat
  67. CellFlatMultilevel
  68. CellReferenceArrayMode
  69. CellReferenceMode
  70. CellSelectMode
  71. CellUp
  72. Cellname
  73. CenterCurrentBackgroundImage
  74. CenterXMode
  75. CenterXYMode
  76. CenterYMode
  77. ChooseColor
  78. Circle-Mode
  79. CircleFitMode
  80. CircleFromBoxMode
  81. CircleMode
  82. Circle_
  83. ClearBackgroundImage
  84. ClearCurrentBackgroundImage
  85. ClearDRC
  86. ClearViolationList
  87. CloseDesign
  88. ClosedPathToPolygon
  89. ColorSet
  90. CommandLine
  91. CompareCell
  92. ComparingDesigns
  93. ComponentInfo
  94. ConvertToBox
  95. ConvertToCircle
  96. ConvertToLines
  97. ConvertToMesh
  98. ConvertToPath
  99. ConvertToPolygon
  100. CopperPour
  101. CopyBy
  102. CopyCurrentCell
  103. CopyMode
  104. CopyToClipboard
  105. CopyToLayer
  106. CopyToLayout
  107. CreateRegisterLibrary
  108. CropSharpAngles
  109. CropWithSelection
  110. CrossSection
  111. CrossSectionMode
  112. CutMode
  113. Datamatrix
  114. DefaultMode
  115. Delete
  116. DeleteCell
  117. DeleteExtractedDevices
  118. DeleteLayer
  119. DeleteSheet
  120. DeleteText
  121. DeleteZeroWidthPath
  122. DensityCheck
  123. DensityFill
  124. Deposit
  125. DepositReset
  126. DepositSetLevel
  127. DepositToHeight
  128. DeselectAll
  129. DeselectLayer
  130. DesignRuleChecker
  131. DimensionCheck
  132. DisplayCells
  133. EditComponent
  134. EditInPlace
  135. EditItem
  136. EditMacro
  137. EditMode
  138. EditNetlist
  139. ElectricalExtraction
  140. ElementSizeMode
  141. Enclosure
  142. Execute
  143. ExecuteMacro
  144. Export3D
  145. ExtractComponent
  146. ExtractComponent(manual)
  147. ExtractCurrentCell
  148. ExtractLayer
  149. ExtractionCapacitance
  150. ExtractionInductance
  151. ExtractionResistor
  152. Extrude
  153. FeatureTemplate
  154. FlatDialog
  155. FormDeselectMode
  156. FormSelectMode
  157. Fracture
  158. GenerateTechnologyMacro
  159. GenerateViewMacro
  160. GotoXY
  161. GridAutomatic
  162. GridAutomaticPlusMinus
  163. GridCoarser
  164. GridFiner
  165. Ground
  166. GroundMode
  167. Group
  168. GroupDialog
  169. GroupGlobal
  170. GroupSimple
  171. GroupStructure
  172. Help
  173. HideAllBackgroundImages
  174. HideBackgroundImage
  175. InaccessibilityCheck
  176. InsertModel
  177. InsertPolygonPointMode
  178. InsertSlots
  179. Inside
  180. InvertSelection
  181. LVS
  182. LabelNode
  183. LabelNodeMode
  184. LayerButtons
  185. LayerCombination
  186. LayerDensity
  187. LayerDeselect
  188. LayerManager
  189. LayerSelect
  190. LayerShortcut
  191. LengthElementMeasurementMode
  192. LengthMeasurementMode
  193. LibraryManager
  194. LicenseRegistration
  195. Line
  196. LineMode
  197. LoadNetlist
  198. LoadOpenAccessNetlist
  199. LoadOpenAccessView
  200. LoadViolationList
  201. MapLayer
  202. Merge
  203. MergeToLayer
  204. Micro-QR-Code
  205. MinimumDistance
  206. MinimumDistanceOrOverlap
  207. MinimumElementsDistance
  208. MinimumNotches
  209. MinimumOverlap
  210. MinimumSize
  211. MirrorMode
  212. ModeTemplate
  213. ModifyCorners
  214. MoveBy
  215. MoveCellDown
  216. MoveCellLeft
  217. MoveCellRight
  218. MoveCellUp
  219. MoveEdgeMode
  220. MoveMode
  221. MovePointMode
  222. MoveToLayer
  223. MoveXMode
  224. MoveYMode
  225. NewCell
  226. NewComponent
  227. NewDrawing
  228. NewSheet
  229. NextDrawing
  230. NoBox
  231. NoCircle
  232. NoElement
  233. NoHoles
  234. NoPath
  235. NoPathesWithSpikes
  236. NoPolygon
  237. NoText
  238. NoZeroWidth
  239. NodeMode
  240. OnGrid
  241. OnlyCircle
  242. OnlyRectangle
  243. OpenFile
  244. OpenFileImportFile
  245. OpenFileImportFileUpdateFile
  246. OpenLayoutWindow
  247. OverlapDistance
  248. OverlappingElements
  249. PCBLayerSetup
  250. PCBTop<->Bottom
  251. PaintDetailsAll
  252. PaintDetailsAuto
  253. PaintDetailsLevel1
  254. PaintDetailsLevel2
  255. PaintDetailsLevel3
  256. PaintDetailsLevel4
  257. PaintDetailsLevel5
  258. PasteFromClipboard
  259. PathDeselect
  260. PathMode
  261. PathSelect
  262. PerimeterCheck
  263. PlaceBackgroundImage
  264. PlaceComponent
  265. PlaceMode
  266. PointDeselectMode
  267. PointMode
  268. PointSelectMode
  269. Polygon-Mode
  270. PolygonArcMode
  271. PolygonDeselect
  272. PolygonMode
  273. PolygonSelect
  274. Polygon_
  275. Port
  276. PortMode
  277. PreviewColor
  278. PreviousCell
  279. Print
  280. ProbeMode
  281. PropertiesMode
  282. PunchWithSelection
  283. QR-Code
  284. Quit
  285. ReadLayerMap
  286. RebuildLibraryNetlist
  287. RectMode
  288. Rectangle
  289. Redo
  290. RelinkCellReferences
  291. RemoveCellArrays
  292. RemoveLibrary
  293. RemoveNetlistLibrary
  294. RemoveNoDRCViolations
  295. RemoveNotOrthogonalReferences
  296. RemoveOverlap
  297. RemoveRotatedCellArrays
  298. RemoveScaledReferences
  299. RemoveSmallEdges
  300. RemoveTechnologyLayer
  301. RenderAll
  302. RenderOff
  303. RenderSelect
  304. RenderView
  305. Rotate
  306. RotateMode
  307. RotateXAxis
  308. RotateYAxis
  309. RotateZAxis
  310. RoundElements
  311. Route45Deg
  312. Route90Deg
  313. RouteFine
  314. RouteMode
  315. RulerMode
  316. Save
  317. Save3DSetup
  318. SaveAs
  319. SaveAsSave
  320. SaveExtractedNetlist
  321. SaveNetlist
  322. SaveViolationList
  323. ScaleMode
  324. SchematicFeatureTemplate
  325. SchematicModeTemplate
  326. SchematicWindow
  327. Screenshot
  328. ScrollDown
  329. ScrollLeft
  330. ScrollRight
  331. ScrollUp
  332. SearchPattern
  333. SectorMode
  334. SelectAll
  335. SelectAllSelectVisibleDeselectAll
  336. SelectCell
  337. SelectCell(graphical)
  338. SelectCell(graphical)CellUp
  339. SelectCell(graphical)Mode
  340. SelectCell(list)
  341. SelectCellByName
  342. SelectComponent
  343. SelectEditMode
  344. SelectLabeledShapes
  345. SelectLayer
  346. SelectStatistic
  347. SelectVisible
  348. Self-Intersection
  349. SeparateHoles
  350. SeparateLayer
  351. SetActiveLayerToA
  352. SetActiveLayerToB
  353. SetAlignBottomMode
  354. SetAlignCenterMode
  355. SetAlignCenterXMode
  356. SetAlignCenterYMode
  357. SetAlignLeftMode
  358. SetAlignRightMode
  359. SetAlignTopMode
  360. SetAlignValueMode
  361. SetAngleMeasurementMode
  362. SetArcMode
  363. SetBackgroundImage
  364. SetBezier2ndMode
  365. SetBezier3rdMode
  366. SetBoxMode
  367. SetCellDeselectMode
  368. SetCellOrigin
  369. SetCellOriginMode
  370. SetCellReferenceArrayMode
  371. SetCellReferenceMode
  372. SetCellSelectDeselectMode
  373. SetCellSelectMode
  374. SetCenterXMode
  375. SetCenterXYMode
  376. SetCenterYMode
  377. SetCircleFitMode
  378. SetCircleFromBoxMode
  379. SetCircleMode
  380. SetColor
  381. SetCopyMode
  382. SetCutMode
  383. SetDRCRegion
  384. SetDRCRegionMode
  385. SetElementSizeMode
  386. SetErrorLayer
  387. SetFormDeselectMode
  388. SetFormSelectDeselectMode
  389. SetFormSelectMode
  390. SetGrid
  391. SetInsertPolygonPointMode
  392. SetLengthElementMode
  393. SetLengthMeasurementMode
  394. SetMirrorMode
  395. SetMoveEdgeMode
  396. SetMoveMode
  397. SetMovePointMode
  398. SetMoveXMode
  399. SetMoveYMode
  400. SetNodeMode
  401. SetPathMode
  402. SetPlaceMode
  403. SetPointDeselectMode
  404. SetPointSelectDeselectMode
  405. SetPointSelectMode
  406. SetPolygonArcMode
  407. SetPolygonMode
  408. SetPropertiesMode
  409. SetRotateMode
  410. SetRouteMode
  411. SetRulerMode
  412. SetScaleMode
  413. SetSectorMode
  414. SetSelectToA
  415. SetSelectToB
  416. SetSheetName
  417. SetSpiralMode
  418. SetTextMode
  419. SetUserunits
  420. SetWorkingLibrary
  421. SetZoomMode
  422. Setup3D
  423. SetupDialog
  424. ShowAllBackgroundImages
  425. ShowBackgroundImage
  426. ShowBackgroundImageInCell
  427. ShowBackgroundImagesInCell
  428. ShowDRCReport
  429. ShowGrid
  430. ShowOpenAccessViewParameter
  431. ShowPlaceConnections
  432. ShowStatistic
  433. SizeLayer
  434. Sizeadjust
  435. SnapCenter
  436. SnapGrid
  437. SnapIntersection
  438. SnapLine
  439. SnapMiddleOfLine
  440. SnapPoint
  441. SnapShapes
  442. Snapping
  443. SpiralMode
  444. StartMacroRecording
  445. StopRecordedMacro
  446. StripEmptyCells
  447. StripIdenticalElements
  448. StripUnneeded
  449. SyncView
  450. TechnologyLayer
  451. TechnologyLayerDown
  452. TechnologyLayerUp
  453. Text
  454. Text-Mode
  455. TextDeselect
  456. TextMode
  457. TextSelect
  458. Text_
  459. ToggleDisplayCellOrigin
  460. ToggleDisplayCellnames
  461. ToggleDisplayCells
  462. ToggleDisplaySurround
  463. ToggleDisplayText
  464. ToggleViolationView
  465. Translation
  466. Undo
  467. UpdateCells
  468. UpdateMacros
  469. UseAsComponent
  470. VectorizeImages
  471. What'sThis
  472. WidthDependentDistance
  473. Wire
  474. WireMode
  475. ZoomEins
  476. ZoomFitAll
  477. ZoomFitSelection
  478. ZoomIn
  479. ZoomInOut
  480. ZoomMode
  481. ZoomOut

Feature Requests

Perfect, 100% error-free software does not exist. But it is aimed to get a most perfect LayoutEditor as possible. So if you miss any feature or find a bug, please report it: FeatureRequest, BugReport

We will be happy to address any of our user needs so that their experience, while using LayoutEditor, might become the most productive and cost effective problem solving method available.


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CategoryFeature (last edited 2015-04-14 12:18:14 by JürgenThies)