If the main idea is to place a component, you can use axlDBCreateSymbol.Originally posted in cdnusers.org by natebizu
The benefit of this is, you know if the component was placed correctly as this procedure will return the dbid or nil.
From Cadence documentation:
;; place component C1 at point (x,y) on the top of the substrate
;; with 90 degree rotation
axlDBCreateSymbol("C1", list(x, y), nil, 90.0)