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 Errors while running DRC  

Last post Fri, Jan 30 2009 9:05 AM by Austin CAD Guy. 3 replies.
Started by manavraina 16 Jan 2009 12:19 PM. Topic has 3 replies and 1637 views
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  • Fri, Jan 16 2009 12:19 PM

    • manavraina
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    Errors while running DRC Reply

    Hi, 

    I get the following errors while running DRC using diva:

    error: Illegal keyword downup found in geomsize().

    1288 met1SlotWGT3 = geomsize(Met1_slot 1.499 downup)

    error: unknown symbol(unselected) .....

    *error* : eval :undefined function -geomSizeAnd

    I get a lot of these errors for different metal layers and poly. Checked the divaDRC.rul file. These statements are in there. Am not sure if i shud delete these of let them be as it is. 

    i am using version 5.1.0, subversion 5.10.41.169

    Also i am using a 130nm library, i dont think that shud matter though. I tried contacting the fa, they tell me its not an issue on their end.

    Please help as i have been stuck with this issue for over two months now

     Regard,

    Manav

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  • Sun, Jan 18 2009 6:11 PM

    • aplumb
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    Re: Errors while running DRC Reply

     If that's the exact text, looks like a typoin the rules to me.  Capitalization matters so it should be 'geomSize' not 'geomsize'.

     

    Andrew.

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  • Thu, Jan 22 2009 9:37 AM

    • manavraina
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    Re: Errors while running DRC Reply

     sorr, it was my mistake .. i typed the whole thing in, the 'S' in geomSize is capitalized in the divaDRC.rul file. My suspision is that i might be using a much older version of cadence. what do you think.

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  • Fri, Jan 30 2009 9:05 AM

    Re: Errors while running DRC Reply

     You are running the first release of IC5141, very old, from 2004. The documentation I have access to does not go back that far. I would assume that the command did not get those additional arguments till later, I know that unselect was added after USR4.

    Usually if you ask the fab, they will tell you on which software release they tested their design kits. I suspect they were using a much later USR for that release.

    I would update to the latest USR to make sure that the command you are using is complete.

     Ted

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