Halo, I am creating abstract cell views for a digital standard cell library using Cadence Abstract Generator.I have the following problem:
In the Extract Step, I set the tool up to extract signal and power nets and to create pins on metal 1 so that my abstract view will keep its connectivity. The extract step executes with no problems. When I execute the Abstract Step thereafter, the tool crashes and exits.
I have found that when I disable the create pins button on Metal 1 in the Extract power nets table (From Extract Step), the Abstract Step works fine. This is cool, but it means that my power nets have no connectivity, and causes overlap errors in the Verify Step because of the power rails from adjacent cells overlapping, which shouldn't be an issue. (The power rails of the standard cell library slightly overlaps the place-and-route boundary.)
Another thing that I noticed is that Metal 1 is the only layer that causes this tool crash. Can anyone please help me I have no idea how to fix this?