I can use cdsdoc, although sometime netscape has problem to open. Can anyone tell me where I can the tutorial on how to program the skill language, if I want to want to make a new function.
Try this post.http://www.cdnusers.org/Forums/tabid/52/view/topic/forumid/77/postid/3757/Default.aspx
Actually that post tells you where to find the SKILL documentation in an Allegro installation on Windows - not so relevant for an IC forum.In your installation directory, look in the "doc" subdirectory. Under that, there are various directories beginning with "sk". Under each of these is a pdf for that manual.The best place to start is:/doc/sklanguser/sklanguser.pdfAlternatively, the documentation is on sourcelink.cadence.comRegards,Andrew.
Thank you all!!--sophia
Here is a cut-and-paste of my related post in January of 2005l; hope it helps!John Giannipsitham wrote:> Can anyone tell me the easiest way to learn SKILL ...> I tried searching for SKILL on the web> Is the OpenBook of cadence a good starting point ?.This question has been asked many times in the past.Basically, the answer is yes.To learn SKILL, do two things:a) Read the SKILL user guides (there are plenty shipped with DFII, aka "Virtuoso")b) Take a SKILL training class For example, every year, the International Cadence User Group offershalf-day basic and advanced and Pcell SKILL programming classes for 50bucks.Plenty of examples abound on the Internet, for example, I just googledfor keywords of learn SKILL programming & your question popped up manytimes.For example, see this 10 Jun 2002 thread by Reuben Wilcock summarizedbelow:Subject: SKILL programmingNewsgroup: comp.cad.cadenceDate: 10 Jun 2002 07:17:10 -0700Can anyone offer advice on the best way of starting to learn toprogram in SKILL - where to get manuals and examples and any otherinformation. Basically anything to get me started. This is going to beaiming towards manipulating layouts and pCells - another thing which Iwould be grateful for information about.To which the esteemed Andrew Beckett suggested:Start by reading the SKILL user guide in openbook or cdsdoc (dependingon which version you're using). The SKILL User Guide is written likea programming book - and goes through from basics upwards, and hassome simple examples in the manual too.You might also want to look through the SKILL reference manual, theDesign Framework II SKILL Reference manual, and the Relative ObjectDesign manual (for pcells).However, I'd strongly recommend attending one of Cadence's SKILLclasses - you'll find that you'll get up to speed much quicker thatway (I know you'd expect me to say that, but it really is the quickestway of getting up to speed).And to which Erik Wanta expounded upon, namely:Read the following documentation on sourcelink.- SKILL Language User Guide- SKILL Language Reference- DFII SKILL Functions- Development SKILL Functions- User Interface SKILL Functions- Schematic Composer SKILL Functions- Layout Virtuoso SKILL Functions- Techfile & Display Resources SKILL Functions- Floorplanning SKILL Functions- Analog Artist SKILL Functions- Open Simulation System Reference- IPC SKILL Functions- SKILL++ Object Oriented Programming- Cadence Application Infrastructure User Guide- Component Description Format (CDF) User GuideSee also:http://www.ee.vt.edu/~ha/cadtools/cadence/skill.htmlhttp://www.utdallas.edu/~grinnell/ee7v81www.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/ipvr/ise/projekte/cadence/AA/CadenceS...Other messages backed up these two suppositions, e.g.:Newsgroups: comp.cad.cadenceFrom: Grant Erwin Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 07:36:40 -0800Don't start by reading SKILL code.Much too intimidating.Start by reading the online document "SKILL User's Guide".I'd print it out and take it home and just try to read it like anovel.I don't know of too many people who are successful at picking up SKILLwithout going to the Cadence training courses ... Also, contact your sales or support team and obtain a SKILL QuickReference which contains short-form documentation on over 5000 publicSKILL functions.
No basic skill programming tutorial at CDNLive this year!!jbd