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