I am trying to extract the via and cline information for specific symbols on a board with SKILL. The problem I am seeing is that the parent of the traces keeps coming back as a branch rather then a symbol. What is the best way to identify the vias and traces that are part of a specific symbol
Try using axlDBGetConnect, it can give you list of elements connected to the given dbid.. then after getting the connected elements.
You can now filter vias and clines from it..
The cline dbid will have a symbol dbid assigned to the attribute 'symbolEtch if a cline is part of a symbol. If you have a cline dbid called "cline" then
is what you want to check.