Just wondering if anyone here could help me in figuring out how to
create my own strokes in Virtuoso. I've recently switched from
using Mentor IC Station to Cadence VLE and would really like to
preserve the strokes used in IC Station.
I've looked through the Virtuoso user's manual, but only found mention
of the three files used by Virtuoso to produce strokes. However,
it seems the the stroke.il file is encrypted and this is the file that
actually holds the keys to the kingdom, so to speak. Is there a
'stroke editor' tool in Virtuoso somewhere that allows you to edit this
stroke.il file? Or are strokes not editable in Virtuoso?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
There is a stroke editor (called "sted"), but I should warn you - this does not exist on Linux (it was never ported, due to it containing some pretty prehistoric code).Then to load the code, you'd do something like:; the following two files need to be loaded from /tools/dfII/etc/stedload("stroke.il")load("defstrokes.il")hiLoadStrokeFile("/path/to/your/def.strokes" "layout")where the def.strokes is the file produced by sted - it contains the definition of the stroke, as well as the SKILL function it calls.You might want to take a look at sourcelink solution 11003650 too.Andrew.
Thanks Andrew. This helped immensely!You wouldnt happen to know where they hide all the stroke commands, would you?I thought I saw them while cruising through one of the manuals, but now I can't find them for the life of me.
Hi Andrew,We've Solaris OS, can "sted" run on it? If so, where can I get it from?I want to help ppl by creating an IC-Station like strokes for Cadence and share..Can you just guide me?Thanks in advance,Ahmad,
Did you try typing "sted" in the UNIX window? It's in the same place as some of the executables - in/tools/bin (you should have this in your path for the tools to work properly).Regards,Andrew.