Hi,Originally posted in cdnusers.org by andrewjw
This diamond mark is referred to as a "connect point" or "cpoint". The displayed size of this connect point is controlled by the "Connect point size" field in the Drawing Options >Display Tab
There is no "influence" of the design other than marking where a FIXED cline segment joins a cline segment that does not have the FIXED property. This is a feature of the fixed segment which lets the user know where clines join that have differing FIXED property values.
To remove them you must first remove the fixed property from nets and clines. Then you want to simply pick up all the etch on all layers and then place it down in the same x,y location. This is done using edit-move with the find filter set to clines and vias. Select all the etch by window. Use 0,0 as the pick origin and then use 0,0 as the destination.
This procedure may still not work. If there are "groups" in the design, you will have to remove these also before performing the above procedure. Once the diamonds are gone you will be able to slide the etch as a single cline segment.