thanks again for your reply. I was mistaken, the issue is in my input.scs file - but my guess is it's not reading my extracted.scs file correctly?
the error I get, when i use either a symbol view or spectre view of the subckt, is : ERROR(SFE-678) "input.scs" 15: statement is not in spectre form. use 'simulator lang=spice' to introduce spice language sections.
the line in question is:
I5 (0 net4 net2 net28) my_subckt
when i use a different view i noticed that the subckt netlist is basically incorporated into the input.scs netlist, but this is not the case with my extracted subckt. the extension of my extracted netlist is .scs. should i be using the spice netlist reader (spp)? i had seen it mentioned on a forum but when i try to use this, i get an error "unable to run circuit preprocessor. illegal seek". i'm not sure if this is an error with the cadence installation or something else.
Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it.