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 cellName in a sheet border 

Last post Thu, Aug 22 2013 9:14 AM by dmay. 6 replies.
Started by archive 22 Nov 2007 05:13 AM. Topic has 6 replies and 2764 views
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    cellName in a sheet border Reply

    hi All,

    i would like to add automatically the cellname of the cell. I would like it to be placed in the border of the sheet.
    I can modifiy the borders in US_8ths. Is there any label I could add to include the cellname?
    and maybe further the library name?

    Is there also another way to do it? Skill?

    Thks in advance,

    Axel


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  • Thu, Nov 22 2007 8:41 AM

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    RE: cellName in a sheet border Reply

    There are a couple of ways you could do this.

    1. Add a label with value [@cellName] - make the label type "NLPLabel".
    2. Add a label with value ilInst~>cellView~>cellName - make the label type "ILLabel"

    (do this on the master of the sheet symbol).

    Regards,

    Andrew.


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  • Fri, Nov 23 2007 12:36 AM

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    RE: cellName in a sheet border Reply

    Thanks a lot...it is working well.
    Could you let me know where I could get further info about the syntax of these NLP and ILL labels?

    Thks in advance,

    Axel


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  • Wed, Nov 28 2007 12:44 AM

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    RE: cellName in a sheet border Reply

    A next question...
    my library US_8ths is locked and I can't update these sheet borders.
    As a consequence, I had to make a copy of the library to my own directory.
    Then, how could I tell cadence that the library to use for Sheets is my new one?

    Or, maybe do you know how to freeze an object on the virtuoso (schematics) window in order to avoid it moves when I try to make a multiple object selection?

    Thanks in advance,

    Best regards,

    Axel


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  • Wed, Nov 28 2007 1:48 AM

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    RE: cellName in a sheet border Reply

    Search in /comphelp/comphelp.pdf for NLPLabel and you'll see various info on NLPLabel and ILLabel. Essentially NLPLabels can look up property or attribute values, whereas ILLabels are an arbitrary SKILL expression to do whatever you want.

    You can define your own sheet library by setting the schSheetMasters variable. Take a look in /tools/dfII/samples/local/schConfig.il for an example definition - this shows the default value - which you can then override in your .cdsinit or by typing in the CIW.

    You'll find that sheet masters only have the "instance" or "selection" box defined over the title region - so that it only gets selected if you select in the corner containing the title box. If you limit the size of the selection box, you can only select it if you click in that area.

    Regards,

    Andrew.


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  • Thu, Aug 22 2013 8:53 AM

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    Re: RE: cellName in a sheet border Reply

    I  like to get  layout cell  ID  to display when  cells are placed at next level of hierarchy.

    I used it  before, but can not  remember nor can I find a example in cadence documentation.

    I place three text  in a  cell like this.

    [@cellName]

    [@libName]

    [@instanceName]

    Then I need to add property to  each text label "NLPLabel" .

    Like I listed below here, but I am  missing  something. 

     

     [@cellName] on layer "text"  in a layout cell  with the follow GUI  inputs.

     Add  propert to text label   [@cellName]

     Name = NLPLabel 

     type= String

     value=

      

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  • Thu, Aug 22 2013 9:14 AM

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    Re: RE: cellName in a sheet border Reply

    It is not a property that you are setting. The label itself has an attribute called labelType that you must set to NLPLabel. You can select and existing label and run:

    hiEditPropList(car(geGetSelSet())) ;for me this is Alt-q bindkey

    Change labelType from "normalLabel" to "NLPLabel".

    Or:

    car(geGetSelSet())~>labelType="NLPLabel"

    Derek

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