I am new to SKILL and I am trying to use it to create a symbol.
What I want to do is reading stuff from a text file and translating that into a Virtuoso (IC6) schematicSymbol. But I got stuck at the first thing, creating the selection box of the symbol. When using the GUI I just do: Creat -> Selection Box ...
The SKILL command for this is schHiCreateInstBox(), but this does not take any arguments, and using Hi commands requires a lot of open vvindows. What I would like is a db command:
cellview = dbOpenCellViewByType("my_playground" "my_component" "symbol_generated" "schematicSymbol" "w")
dbCreateInstBox( cellview list( x1:y1 x2:y2 ) )
I have tried using the command dbCreateRect(cellview tx_layer list( x1:y1 x2:y2 )), without any luck, I do not even manage to draw a regular rectangle. The problem is that I do not know what the tx_layer should be. What layers are there in a schematicSymbol?
Thank you for any help on this,