Created: June 10, 2022 | Updated: June 10, 2022

Parent page: ConstraintsManager Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to run a manual validation check for the rule(s) within the Rules Editor. Design Rule Checking (DRC) is a powerful automated feature that checks both the logical and physical integrity of a design. Checks are made against any or all enabled design rules and can be made online during design, or as a batch process (with an optional report). Enabled design constraint rules are applied to the current board design through a range of mechanisms, such as live Online Design Rule Checking, the batch Design Rule Checker, or selectively run from the PCB Rules and Violations panel.


This command can be accessed from the Rules Editor by choosing Tools » Run Rules Validation Check from the main menus.


After launching the command, the design rule check will be run. Any issues will be flagged within the Rules Editor itself and in the Messages panel. Issues flagged in the Rules Editor will be denoted by the warning () and error () icons next to the offending rules. The total number of violations is shown in the top-right of the editor. 

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