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 Correcting instances placed off grid in schematic 

Last post Thu, Feb 27 2014 8:11 AM by Lynks. 2 replies.
Started by Lynks 27 Feb 2014 06:02 AM. Topic has 2 replies and 854 views
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    • Lynks
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    Correcting instances placed off grid in schematic Reply

    I had some old schematics whose instances were placed on an unusual grid and when I copy those instances into a new schematic I am working on, they are placed off grid and I can't quite wire them up right. Is there a simple way to get those instances to snap on to the grid? 

    Or better yet, is there a way to copy the parameters of an instance and paste them into another instance in one go?

    Any advice would be appreciated. 

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  • Thu, Feb 27 2014 6:30 AM

    Re: Correcting instances placed off grid in schematic Reply

    I've not used this code for a while, but I think it should work on schematics too - http://support.cadence.com/wps/mypoc/cos?uri=deeplinkmin:ViewSolution;solutionNumber=1800103

    As for copying properties from one instance to another, you could use the SKILL function dbCopyProp(instId1 instId2). So maybe select two instances, in right order (I think from first, and to second), and then dbCopyProp(car(geGetSelSet()) cadr(geGetSelSet()))

    Make sure you try this out carefully yourself first on something non-critical, as I've not tested these ideas!

    Andrew.

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  • Thu, Feb 27 2014 8:11 AM

    • Lynks
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    Re: Correcting instances placed off grid in schematic Reply
    Thank you, Andrew. Both solutions worked for me. This really helps!
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