Checking footprints in a PCB layout review with only the on-screen file can be a pain in the neck. There are many different measurements that need to be made for each individual part, and the mouse-based measurement tool can be somewhat obnoxious to get exactly on the edge of a pad.
There is a much faster way assuming one has all of the parts on hand: print out a to-scale paper prototype and place all of the components on the board. It is fast to setup, and visually inspecting each component takes about 30 seconds. There are, however a few tricks to be sure the printout is to scale. I wrote an article on Element14 with step-by-step instructions.