Miscellaneous

Cross Section

In this mode you can create a new cell with a cross section view of the current cell. The 3d layer setup is used to create the profile. The cut line for the cross section had to be entered by mouse.

Crop

The complete cell will be cropped with selected shapes. Selected cell references will be ignored. All selected elements will be deleted after calling this feature. If required cell references will be flatted.

Usage:

  • create shapes which should be use for cropping,
  • select these shapes,
  • call CropWithSelection.

Punch

The complete cell will be punched with selected shapes. Selected cell references will be ignored. All selected elements will be deleted after calling this feature.

Usage

  • create shapes which should be use to punch,
  • select these shapes,
  • call PunchWithSelection.

Search Pattern

This feature finds pattern identical to the marked pattern in the current cell. Cell hierarchie and partial shapes do not influence the search. So the pattern is found even if its shapes are splitted to different references. Requirement for this search is at least 2 shapes completely inside the pattern.

Usage:

  • add a box on a free layer to the cell to mark the pattern and select it, nothing else should be selected,
  • call search pattern,
  • any identical pattern is found and marked with a box like the source pattern.

Design Statistics

The TextEditor is opened with a statistic on the current design.

Example:

Design Statistic on "test-gds"

filename: /home/designs/layouts/test-gds.gds
cells: 74
top cells: 1 (test)
cellref arrays: 7
cellrefs: 74
path: 16
box: 0
polygon: 48
text: 0
vertex: 239

layer statistic:
used layers: 6
MET4 (31): 5 shapes
VIA4 (32): 6 shapes
MET5 (33): 2 shapes
HRES (34): 7 shapes
CTM (35): 39 shapes
VIA5 (36): 5 shapes

Density Fill

The choosen layer will be filled with shapes until the required layer density is reached. Minimum width and minimum space of the added shapes can be defined. Also the distance to existing features can be set.