Some of the traces on a board I'm working on have a square with an X in it. Could be at the vertex of a trace or on a pad. What does this mean and how do I get rid of it?
Normally this means the net is disconnected from a plane that has the same net name. Check the net to see if it is associated with a plane. Typically this will show up on vias.
Maybe, but it is also showing on some signal traces. Don't see it on vias, either a vertex on the trace or a pad.
Those diamonds are connection points. They indicate where the two clines meet, but couldn't be combined/merged into a single trace element. Usually because one side or the other is fixed, preventing the merge (or could be marked as fanout, part of the symbol or a locked module, etc). Not usually anything to worry about -- it is just an indication that the two clines meet at that location and, while normally would be spliced together into a single cline, that was not done because of properties in the design.
Thank you. I just found where they can be disabled in the design parameters menu. I've deselected it and they no longer appear.
You will still run into annoyance if you try to slide that cline around. Unchecking the box in Design Parameters only hides the indicator.
Check if one of your segs is Fixed, and Unfix it.
As a workaround, delete the entire trace and route it again between pads, rather than joining two clines together.