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 Replace Library Names 

Last post Tue, Jul 1 2008 5:01 PM by archive. 2 replies.
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    Hi,

    I notice that when I streamout a GDS from Encounter and import this in ICFB, all standard cells are tied to one single library. I have to manually use the "search and replace" feature and change the library reference name for each cell instantiated in the layout.
     A skill script to do the search and replace for the libname of standard cells or a pointer on how to go about this would be very helpful.

    Thanks in advance for the help,
    Arun


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  • Wed, Jul 2 2008 9:43 AM

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    RE: Replace Library Names Reply

    Hi, Arun,

    I thought it is very easy to switch library name for all the standard cells in the Virtuoso layout editor (inside icfb). Click on edit->search, then, in the pop-up form, search for all the inst with "currentLibName", click on apply, all the inst satisfy the criteria will be selected. Afther this, in the bottom of the form, put Replace ->lib name->"yourNewLibName" and then, click on "Replace All", then, all the instance will switch to "yourNewLibName".

    I don't know how to control the reference library when GDS into icfb. I usually use DEF to transfer data from Encounter to icfb, which could allow you specify the reference library list (first choice, second choice, ...)

    Tongju


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  • Wed, Jul 2 2008 9:49 AM

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    RE: Replace Library Names Reply

    Hi Tongju,

    I use the exact same procedure to replace the library name. However, in my case I have multiple reference libraries. So its proving to be iterative and tedious sometimes. I will try the def option.

    Thanks for the suggestion.


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