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 how to import virtuoso gds output in to APD (advanced package designer) 

Last post Fri, Feb 2 2007 12:22 PM by archive. 7 replies.
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    how to import virtuoso gds output in to APD (advanced package designer) Reply

    Hi All,
    Does anybody successfully imported the virtuoso's GDS output into APD (advanced p[ackage designer) please?. any help would be appreciated.
    manythanks
    Sufia


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    RE: how to import virtuoso gds output in to APD (advanced package designer) Reply

    APD has GDS import (Stream In).... what difficulty are you having? Is it something in particular to Virtuoso-generated stream?

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    RE: how to import virtuoso gds output in to APD (advanced package designer) Reply

    Hi Bill,
    I have the *.gds file, when I try to do File > Import > Stream, it is looking for the
    conversion file, I do not have the conversion file and when I tried to create one
    from the layer mapping, I am not sure what CLASS and SUBCLASS to use for the
    mapping.
    thanks for responding.
    Sufia


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    RE: how to import virtuoso gds output in to APD (advanced package designer) Reply

    Sufia,

    You are half way there --- yes, you must create the conversion or mapping file. The Class and Subclass portion of the file tell the import what layer in your APD database you want to put the information on. Example: if your layer stack has a metal substrate layer called TOP_CON, you would specify CONDUCTOR, TOP_CON. Check the APD command reference in your doc set for the "load_stream" command, which has the conversion file specifics and format, and let me know how you make out.

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    RE: how to import virtuoso gds output in to APD (advanced package designer) Reply

    Thank Bill, I will try your suggestions and let you know monday.
    manythanks again.
    have a nice weekend.
    Sufia


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    RE: how to import virtuoso gds output in to APD (advanced package designer) Reply

    Hi Bill,
    I guess I successfully created the conversion file following the load stream docs.
    Now when I run Import in APD it gives me errors like the following:

    Shape boundary is illegal
    Cannot create shape near < some co-ordinates)

    am I doing something wrong? I might have created the incorrect mapping file
    may be....
    regards
    Sufia


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    RE: how to import virtuoso gds output in to APD (advanced package designer) Reply

    Hi Bill,
    I successfully imported the *.gin file in APD. The ONLY problem is the colors set in Virtuoso are lost in APD. Do I need to do something extra to bring all the colors as they are in Virtuoso?
    regards
    Sufia


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    RE: how to import virtuoso gds output in to APD (advanced package designer) Reply

    No. The data will inherit the single color of the APD layer you put it on.

    What die information are you bringing over? Die boundary and pads? There might be better means if you described what you are trying to do.


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