I'm working with a small (very small) SRAM circuit. I'm simulating the design using Spectre from within Cadence (icfb). I'm VERY frustrated with the waveform viewer that pops up when the simulation is done. I'd love to write out a .vcd file and use a viewer that undoubtedly will be more suitable for debug of a "digital" design. I plan on using GTKWave since it's free, though if i had access to nWave (part of Verdi, formaly Debussy) i'd do it in a heartbeat. Any help would be appreciated, even if it's to point me to another forum.
By the way, a user (TAM1) has already kindly pointed me in the direction of the '-input mycmdfile.tcl' option for the simulator, then, add a couple of lines in that file instructing the simulator to dump the .vcd file for all levels. However, it seems that spectre doesn't like tcl commands (or at least the -input option).
even if this Forum might not suitable for your request (I would try functional verification) I might be able to help you.
Did you looked into SimVision already? Here you're able to write out a vcd file as shown below:
From the menu choose export and change the database format.