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With the ever-increasing number of simulations required to be run these days, the sheer number of plots can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to figure out which Cadence® Virtuoso® ADE XL, Virtuoso® ADE Assembler or Virtuoso® ADE Explorer history, test or corner each plot belongs to.
To help with this in Virtuoso® Visualization and Analysis, from IC.6.1.8/ICADVM18.1, we have made identifying and comparing traces across tests and histories much simpler.
It's really simple, we've kept with the theme of adding control characters to the marker labels. All you need to do is add the special characters to the marker label properties to see the history, test, and corner names in the markers. These are shown below:
Then, when you add a marker to a waveform you will see the test, history, and corner names in the marker. In this example, the test is AC, the history is Interactive.32.R0 and the corner is nom.
The legend in the ADE Waveform Window also shows the history, test, and corner information. Just right-click the legend header to select Test and History, Corner should be enabled by default. You can also select the Design Point here using the Legend menu, which could be useful if you want to find a particular point from ADE.
This makes it really easy to figure out where each plot comes from. The status bar in the bottom left also displays information about the plot.
By default, markers show the marker name and coordinates. But, if you would also prefer to see histories, tests, and corners reported every time, you can update the .cdsinit file appropriately to set your preferred variables:
envSetVal("viva.pointMarker" "defaultLabel" 'string "%M: %X %Y %t %h %c”)
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