Posted By pradfernando on 4/08/2008 10:30 AM
What does the option "noRPlace" do? Is it specifically to perform global placement without legalization? It seems to work but I am not sure if I can increase the congestion optimization effort. It also seems to have problems with any hard macros in the design, placing them in default(?) locations!! Regarding my email address, I'm not sure if it is safe and acceptable to give away my email address in a forum. If it is allowed in this forum, I shall provide the same in my next post.
Hi, Prad, '-noRPlace' means 'no refine placement'. Just means no legalization. It is exactly what you want, since you want to test you own placement legalizer.
For the hard macros, you must set all the hard macros to a 'FIXED' placement status. then the placer in SOC Encounter will not move them and keep them where they are.
BROriginally posted in cdnusers.org by eminemshow