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 Default font size for Virtuoso Visualization & Analysis 

Last post Tue, Jan 7 2014 4:56 AM by Andrew Beckett. 9 replies.
Started by PSGcad 13 Nov 2012 01:20 PM. Topic has 9 replies and 5429 views
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  • Tue, Nov 13 2012 1:20 PM

    • PSGcad
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    Default font size for Virtuoso Visualization & Analysis Reply

    Hi,

    maybe my screen resoution is too large for this tool, but it annoys me everytime I plot a curve that I have to squint to see if it's mV or uV because the font is just too small. I can easily change it, I know, but it'd be great if it could be changed by default. Same goes for my ocean scripts plots.

     thanks.

    - Patrice 

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  • Wed, Jan 2 2013 1:26 AM

    Re: Default font size for Virtuoso Visualization & Analysis Reply

    Patrice,

    The fonts can be changed using a .cdsenv setting. You didn't say which version you're using though...

    Andrew.

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  • Tue, Feb 5 2013 1:27 PM

    • srk526
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    Re: Default font size for Virtuoso Visualization & Analysis Reply

     Hi Andrew,

     I'm using IC6.1.5.  What can I put in my .cdsenv to change the default font that VIVA uses when plotting waveforms (for the axis, titles, etc.)?  Currently it seems to be using Helvetica (Linotype) - which doesn't print properly from my printer.  

     

    Thanks,

     

    Steve

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  • Tue, Apr 2 2013 3:21 AM

    Re: Default font size for Virtuoso Visualization & Analysis Reply

    Hi andrew,

    what is the syntax in order to get default Yaxis font size of 16.

     

    10x,

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  • Mon, Apr 8 2013 12:15 AM

    Re: Default font size for Virtuoso Visualization & Analysis Reply

    From SKILL:

      envSetVal("viva.axis" "font" 'string "Default,16,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0")

    In your ~/.cdsenv :

      viva.axis font string "Default,16,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0"

    Regards,

    Andrew.

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  • Thu, Oct 17 2013 6:28 AM

    • Clidre
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    Re: Default font size for Virtuoso Visualization & Analysis Reply

    Hello,

    I'm new with Cadence and I would like to do the same thing: changing axes font size.

    I have created an empty file .cdsenv in my work directory and I copied the line:

    viva.axis font string "Default,16,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0"

    I started Cadence (6.1.5-64b) again from my work directory and I tried to draw a plot, but the axes font size hasn't changed.

    Am I missing something?

    Thanks

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  • Thu, Oct 17 2013 9:54 AM

    • smlogan
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    Re: Default font size for Virtuoso Visualization & Analysis Reply

     The documentation on the methodology to set new defaults for ViVA is not accurate.The defaults can be placed in your .cdsinit file and must be preceeded by lading the ViVA context as detailed below.

     

    ; ViVa default fonts to Clean

    ; Added from Wayne Ingram's note on 7/24/2013
    ;
    ; If customer is setting font related cdsenv variables in .cdsinit (via envSetVal API),
    ; there's a requirement to load the 'viva' context _before_ any envSetVal call is made.
    ; This can be achieved by the following in the .cdsinit file:

    loadContext(strcat(prependInstallPath("etc/context/") "viva.cxt"))
    callInitProc("viva")

    envSetVal("viva.graph" "titleFont" 'string "Clean,12,-1,5,55,0,0,0,0,0")
    envSetVal("viva.axis" "font" 'string "Clean,12,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0")
     

     

     

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  • Sun, Oct 20 2013 10:05 AM

    Re: Default font size for Virtuoso Visualization & Analysis Reply

    I'm a bit surprised by this (I found Wayne's solution and the corresponding CCR). For me it works fine without the pre-loading of the viva context, and I really don't think that should be necessary. Maybe it's been fixed (I was using IC615 ISR17 and IC616 ISR2 when testing this).

    Anyway, I've asked R&D to check - because the comment on pre-loading the viva context came from them initially.

    Regards,

    Andrew.

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  • Mon, Jan 6 2014 12:47 PM

    • SharksFan
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    Re: Default font size for Virtuoso Visualization & Analysis Reply

    Is there any follow-up available on this topic? I could do the testing across versions myself, but if there's an answer already available then it would save me the work.

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  • Tue, Jan 7 2014 4:56 AM

    Re: Default font size for Virtuoso Visualization & Analysis Reply

    No, I didn't get an answer - and to be honest, I've been a bit busy to chase it up (especially as I couldn't see the problem in the versions I was using, as I mentioned). I may well see the R&D person this week as I'm in the US, and so I'll ask him if I see him.

    Kind Regards,

    Andrew.

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