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Where To Find This Script

You can run this script by clicking on Scripts->Layout-> Display_GDS_Library_Hierarchy from AWRDE menu.

Description

This script will prompt the user to select a GDSII library from existing libraries loaded in the current project and a filename to write the results:

The script will collect up the information and then open a new text file in the AWRDE with the results. By default it will display the cell names in the project as shown below.

The additional option Dump out information about the instances also? will show any cell instances (hierarchy) used in this cell. For example, if this same library is run with this same options, the results display as shown below.

What the output means is that in the "FET1" GDSII cell, there is one instance of the "fet1pads" cell from the "awr_mmic" library and 6 instances of the "GateFinger" cell from the "awr_mmic" library.

Notice the name of the text file in the library is the same name as entered in the dialog. If this file exists when the script is run, the contents will be replaced with the new data. You should export the file or rename if you want to keep a history from the script being run.

Scripting Information

Scripts included in the install are configured to run directly from the NI AWR Design Environment from the Scripts menu.

Scripts that you download must be imported into a project or placed in your global scripts folder to use them. See Working with VB Scripts for information on how to use these scripts.

You can also customize the AWRDE to run scripts from hotkeys, menus, or toolbar buttons. See Working with VB Scripts for more information.

For complete information about the AWRDE API, see the AWRDE API Programming Guide Help in the AWRDE installation. You can also view our Scripting Website for more scripting examples.

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