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I'using the following code in order to transalte my OA layouts to gds.
xstSetField("library" libName)xstSetField("topCell" cell )xstSetField("strmFile" strmOutCellName )xstSetField("virtualMemory" "true")xstOutDoTranslate()
I seek throughout the Cadence documentation in order to see how the xstOutDoTranslate function is defined and I couldn't find anything about it. So could anyone tell me how this function is defined and which parameters I can tuned?
My second question, when the xstOutDoTranslate is properly configured, once this command is executed it always produces a pop-up message highlighting the errors and warnings occurred during the translation and forces you to answer the question if I want to see the log file or not. Since I'd like to do the translation of several cells subsequently, is there any to not allowed this pop-up windows to be prompt?
Thanks in advance
Many of the fields are covered in the documentation (hit the Help button on the stream out form).
However, the simplest is to save a template from the form - and then you can see the available names there.
Currently the "Show Completion Message Box" can't be set from xstSetField, nor is it saved in the template (I believe this is fixed in the next release, IC616). However, you can do:
envSetVal("xstream" "xstShowCompletionMsgBox" 'boolean nil)
which will influence it the first time (only) the interface is used - so I think that will do what you want.
In reply to Andrew Beckett:
Many thanks Andrew
Setting that env variable to nil made the case, so now I can generate all my gds files in seconds...
On the other hand, I check the help documentation about the xstOutDoTranslate() function and it seams that this function is not returning any value. I just wanted to create a "checking error" code to check with SKILL if the translation succeded or not.
I would like to know how to get CDL files using SKILL code similar to what is done with the gds if there is a way. So is there any function for cdl export that would do the same as the xstOutDoTranslateto stream out gds files???
I try using the cdlOutKeys parameter to configure the cdl extractio0n but I do not know how to call this configuration with an SKILL instruction. I need this to create a bunch of cdl files in a simple skill code.
Many thaniks in advance
In reply to ahata:
You can define the function xstOutOnCompletion to trigger when the stream out finishes. See the documentation for more details.
Andrew BeckettAhata,You can define the function xstOutOnCompletion to trigger when the stream out finishes. See the documentation for more details.Andrew.
i tried to use this function to check whether the streamOut translation xstOutDoTranslate() ) worked or not and some weird stuff happened.
So initially I had my SKILL code with only the xstOutDoTranslate() instruction and everything went normal.
Then I added also the line for xstOutOnCompletion as follows
The following error message appeared:
*Error* apply: undefined function - xstOutOnCompletion
Then if I erase the the line xstOutOnCompletion(stat) and my code stays as:
The same error message appears again:
*Error* apply: undefined function - xstOutOnCompletion
So I need to close cadence and open it again in order to make my original code to work again.
I don't know why this is happening...but I'm still able to create my gds files....
btw, I'm using version cadence 6.1.4.
You need to define the function xstOutOnCompletion - you don't call it, you define it. e.g.
There's an example in the documentation (although not a very useful one).
Thereby, I need to create a function that gives me the status of the translation (in the manual example the xstOutOnCompletion uses this variable to chech if the translation was correct) .
Anyways, my code ensures that all parameters set for the translation are correct, so the translation should be correct. In other case, I can always create a shell script which will verify the warning or error messages ocurred during the translation.
I finally managed to stream out my cdl netlis. I used the following code (in case anyone wants to use it)