- Even though you send the power supply signals to all the IC chips, you need to send them to a pad that you can use to connect the incoming power.
- You have to draw a polygon, not a rectangle to fill in for a ground plane. Then to connect, assign the signal name that you have assigned to Ground to the polygon.
- Make sure you are on the right layer when doing things.
- "Save the project as" using sequential file numbers so you can come back to versions and experiment more.
All in all, I am learning something new! And, that is what life is all about...