Good afternoon everybody,
I'm trying to find a way to add space between all of my cells when they are placed using Encounter. The process I'm working out of only has one metal layer, so I need to leave plenty of room for routing with M1 and poly bridges only. I have found Cell, Instance, and Module Padding in the documentation, but they do not seem to work reliably. Perhaps I am configuring it incorrectly? It seems that no matter how I tweak the settings, I still get 5-10% of the cells abutted together, with plenty of spare space in the floorplan for them to spread out. Any ideas?