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The Run Point Selection feature in Virtuoso ADE Explorer and ADE Assembler, introduced in the IC6.1.7/ICADV12.3 ISR10 release, enables you to do this task quite easily.
Run Point Selection is part of the Run Preview tab. Run Preview tab? What’s that? I’m so glad you asked. The Run Preview tab is a handy feature that allows you to see and interact with your overall ADE setup, view the corner and variables values for each individual simulation and generate netlists for each point if desired.
In ADE Explorer, the Run Preview tab can be opened by choosing Simulation->Run Preview from the menu bar. In ADE Assembler, choose Run->Run Preview.
The top portion of the tab is the Setup Summary. The bottom portion is the Points Table.
Important Note: At first, you won’t see anything in the Points Table until you press the yellow(ish) Refresh button at the top of the tab. Do that now. I’ll wait.
Now, you will see that the Simulations field in the Run Preview Setup Summary has updated to show the subset of simulations that have enabled checkboxes. The Run Summary assistant in the main GUI will display a label to let you know that the information there has been overridden by the Run Point Selection and that you should look in the Run Preview tab to see how many simulations will be run.
Now, when you press the green Run button in the main GUI, only those selected simulations will be run.
envSetVal(“adexl.gui” “enableAutoRefreshPointsTable” ‘boolean t)
To display the Run Preview tab by default, use the .cdsenv variable
envSetVal(“adexl.gui” “outputTabsShowDefault” ‘string “\”Run Preview\””)
For more information on Run Point Selection, you can view the Run Point Selection video on Cadence Online Support. Click the video link now or visit Cadence Online Support and search under Resources — Video Library for the video titled Run Point Selection.
If you don’t have a Cadence Online Support account, you can play this video (mp4) natively in Cadence Help when you are using Virtuoso IC6.1.7/ ICADV12.3 (ISR10 or later). In the Cadence Help Virtuoso Documentation Library, look for the video title under Video Demos.
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