This article is part of the "Getting Started with Animate Preview" series.

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Viewing the layout preview


Selecting instances in the schematic view will "cross-probe" to the Animate Preview assistant and select the corresponding layout instances in the layout preview. Try selecting the differential pair, as shown below.

Getting a larger preview

To see a larger version of the layout preview, left-click on the preview image or right-click over the layout preview to access the RMB menu and select "Enlarge Preview".

A new window will open that contains a larger preview of the layout. 

The colors indicate different features of the layout preview.

  • Red and Green show symmetry in the placement.
  • Gray instances are dummy devices
  • Blue lines are guard rings

Selecting instances in the schematic will cross-probe with the enlarged preview window in the same way as the Animate Preview assistant window.

Next: Updating the layout preview