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We have been busy working on several small UI enhancements for Assembler & Explorer that will have a big impact! In this blog, I will give you an overview of the enhancements we have made to the Results tab, Corners Setup form, and the Data View and Setup assistants.
Ever wished you could see the test name in the Detail Transpose view? Well, if you are using lC6.1.7 ISR10 or a later version, you can!
Simply toggle Test Name from the Configure what is shown in the table icon in the Detail Transpose view.
The Fixed Parameter option will show the values that are not swept in the Detail Transpose view like this:
Both the options are off by default, but if you want to see them all the time, without having to toggle the menu then just set this environment variable in the.cdsinit/.cdsenv file.
envSetVal("adexl.gui" "detailtransposeViewShowDefault" 'string "\"Scalar Expressions\" \"Waveform Expressions\" \"Signals\" \"Corner Expressions\" \"Sweep Expressions\" \"Top Level Expressions\" \"Device Checks\" \"Test Name\" \"Fixed Parameters\"")
There are more environment variables to control the alignment and truncation of the text in the header.
You can right-click on a column and choose to hide it, or drag columns around to reorder them.
The same drop-down above can sort the results in the Detail Transpose view by Failure Count. This means you can see all the points that fail towards the left hand side of the results like this:
Or by Range Spread, which shows the largest variation from the spec towards the left.
Or, you can reorder the columns as you please and this will be saved as the Custom order.
Apart from the fantastic filtering control now available in the Corners Setup form — see our Filtering Your Way Through Corners blog for details — there is now an easy, one-click button to resize all the corner columns to fit the header width.
Here are a couple of eagerly awaited features to both—the Data View assistant in Assembler and the Setup assistant in Explorer.
About time I hear you shout - we now have the ability to expand the width of the Name column, so you can actually read the long variable names! Simply drag the header.
There is an environment variable to control this, the default is Interactive, allowing you to drag the slider.
envSetVal("maestro.gui" "nameDisplayWidthInDataView" 'cyclic "Interactive")
The other options are Fixed, which is the old behavior that we all know and love ;-) and also FitToColumn,which automatically fits the column to the optimum width.
Oh, and almost forgot about the even cooler feature available from IC_6.1.7 ISR13!
You can now use filters in the Data View and Setup assistants in order to find variables, parameters, corners, analyses, or values.
In the Filter field, just type what you are searching for such as "load", and the data view updates to expand all the tests and corners that include the word.
We can extend this further by filtering for load values greater than 200p.
You can even filter for values between a range like this:
As usual, the search criteria for the filters can be configured by right-clicking on the Filter column.
Of course, if you don't like these filters, you can switch them off with an environment variable.
With these small but impactful new enhancements, we hope your everyday ADE experience will be improved.
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