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  • How to generate a list of display layers?

    Hi, I am using cadence virtuoso version IC6.1.5-64b.500.17. I would want to generate a list of layers that is already displaying in my Layout editor window. I already know there is a function call leLSWShowLayers(), but I am not using LSW. I am using layer palette. And I can't bring LSW up using...
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by KokoLiu on Fri, Aug 22 2014
  • compiling libInit.il procedures into p-cells

    Is there a way to force a compiled p-cell to encapsulate the procedures it was originally compiled with? I am working with a collaborative team that spans many sites, and we need to share our p-cells. However, these p-cells and associated procedures are under active development, and they pretty much...
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by mtwadeCU on Wed, Aug 20 2014
  • Is there a manual about these functions such as "schHiCreateInst"?

    Because I didn't find these special functions in Skill users' Guide . Can someone give me any advice ? Thanks in advance!
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by blama on Thu, Aug 7 2014
  • Set NC Parameter and Art Parameters from SKILL?

    Hey guys, I'm currently working on a program to output artwork and NC Drill files. I have them outputting by calling the batch commands "artwork" and "nctape" respectively. However, this doesn't output the standard Art_param.txt and NC_param.txt files that are normally output...
    Posted to PCB SKILL (Forum) by thewill2live on Tue, Aug 5 2014
  • Problem Calling batch programs in SKILL

    Hey guys, I'm thinking I may have a setting wrong or am missing something here but I'm trying to call the "artwork" batch progrm C:\Cadence\SPB_16.6\tools\pcb\bin\artwork.exe in my code and I'm using the following lines artworkLay = axlGetParam("artwork")->groupMembers...
    Posted to PCB SKILL (Forum) by thewill2live on Mon, Aug 4 2014
  • Call Python program from Skill?

    Hi all, Is there a way to call a python program from Skill? Perhaps through accessing the Windows CMD line? I have a python program I wrote to edit the alias list in the allegro env file that I want to call from my Skill program (seeing as how I cannot apply aliases permanently through SKILL, only temporarily...
    Posted to PCB SKILL (Forum) by thewill2live on Thu, Jul 31 2014
  • Skill Command for dumping library?

    Is there a Skill version of the dlib command? I want to be able to call it as part of my program but fill in the selection criteria without user input because my program will sort and move the data after it has been generated. I know I could call axlShell(dlib) but that would still require user input...
    Posted to PCB SKILL (Forum) by thewill2live on Mon, Jul 21 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
  • Finding all paths in a cell and increase width

    I never used SKILL before but I decided to put one together to migrate a cell library. The final piece I am missing is finding all paths on a particular metal layer (e.g. M1) whose width is less than 0.1 um. Once found, I'd like to set the width of all those paths to be 0.1 um. I tried searching...
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by Lynks on Mon, Jul 14 2014
  • Check-out data.dm with SKILL

    I am creating CDF parameters by using a SKILL module, however only when one view is already cheked out before running the SKILL module (such as a schematic), the new CDF parameters created by the SKILL module are correctly added, otherwise the new CDF parameters are lost because there is no way to check...
    Posted to Custom IC SKILL (Forum) by ivick on Thu, Jul 10 2014
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