Hi, maybe this is a dumb question, but I'm learning to use Protel DXP for PCB layout, and I'm just practising for the sake of getting the hang of it right now. I have two component footprints laid down next to each other, one for a 14-DIP IC, another for a 16-DIP IC. All I'm trying to do is connect together a pin on one of those ICs to a pin on the other one. When I try to connect the corresponding pads together with a track, I get a violation: Short Circuit Constraint Between Pad on Multilayer and Track on Top Layer. I don't know too much about PCB's yet. Am I doing something stupid (i.e. is it conceptually wrong to try to connect those pads with a track?), or is it just a question of the software not being configured properly. Also, why is it so hard to "get there" using the interactive routing tool? So I start with the crosshair in the centre of one pad, click to provide a starting anchor point, move to the centre of the other pad, try to click, fumble around several times, and then finally right click. If I'm "lucky", after having created several unwanted track segments along the path I want, I'll reach the centre of the second pad. If I'm unlucky, right clicking will make the track stop short of its target, even though my cursor is over the target.