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Skill Code,skill programming

  • defstruct in pcell (for layout), is it possible?

    Hello, This is what I want to do: Create a pcell that instantiates other pcells (layout) Perform various "measurements" on this new instance (i.e.: retrieve the bounding box) This information has to be used lateron in the pcell code I'd like to store this information in a table, where each...
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by sjoerdh on Tue, Sep 23 2014
  • Binary Data Bus via programming script

    Is there a simple, automated way of placing vias from a data bus in a binary pattern to instances like decoders?
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by jaleco on Mon, Jul 21 2014
  • Re: Getting schematic instances from multiple open schematics

    Thanks. Both are excellent suggestions. But I'm doing this to select instances for an ADE-XL session. So I found an easier way to do this & tired using "asiSelectInst" with this code: ;get a unique form handle win = sprintf( nil "%s" hiGetCurrentWindow() ) form = concat( 'iphdcopTabForm...
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by shajujan on Wed, Apr 16 2014
  • how to add a custom menu to CIW

    Hi, I'm using IC5141 and I'm trying to add a custom menu to CIW, procedure( Menu_CIW() ciwMenuInit() menu_ciw = hiCreatePulldownMenu( 'Menu_CIW "CusTools" list( menuItem_1 menuItem_2 menuItem_3 ) ) hiInsertBannerMenu( window(1) menu_ciw 3 ) ) and I've add a line in .cdsinit...
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by NcfC on Wed, Apr 16 2014
  • hierarchy delete

    Hi, is there any skill code that would delete hierarchically all the cells/views (layout, schematic, symbols, etc) of a given circuit block in a library? Thanks in advance.
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by NcfC on Fri, Dec 13 2013
  • accessing db and executing SKILL from the Unix shell

    I am trying to run some skill code to access db information from a bash script, but cannot get the script to run successfully. Can anyone describe the proper way to perform a simple db access from a shell? My attempt was somthing like this: #!/bin/bash ./start_cadence_virtuoso -nograph < find_coords...
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by jaleco on Wed, Sep 25 2013
  • Re: Slotted Metal paths - updated form for v5.1.41

    Thanks D, I think I corrected the source of the compare problem, and I am using the abs() function for the comparison. The script seems to be working well, though I would like to hear if anyone that finds this useful also finds a bug. Surely that will never happen. : ) I have kept most of Lawrence's...
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by jaleco on Fri, Nov 16 2012
  • Re: Slotted Metal paths - updated form for v5.1.41

    Does anyone know how to compare a float value to zero? I have completed an updated slotted metal form script with user-defined values for slot dimensions but am having some trouble testing path widths to be on grid because a test to see of they are on grid randomly fails a float test comparison to zero...
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by jaleco on Thu, Nov 15 2012
  • How to Unregister a custom Menu using deUnRegUserTriggers()

    Referencing an old post by Andrew Beckett, (Andrew if you could please clarify how to do this) http://www.cadence.com/Community/forums/p/17476/1245483.aspx#1245483 I am trying to build a menu which includes a menu item to re-load the menu. The purpose is for adding new items and for testing and debugging...
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by jaleco on Fri, Nov 2 2012
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