Project Release Information
Substantial extension of the SchematicEditor with advanced editing and simulation integration. Rework/extension of schematic libraries, as well as LTspice integration. Extended features to handle background images. An interactive move shape edge feature. An option to render text/cells. LayerManager has been extended by a reset/macro generation feature. Some improvement with Boolean operations like layer-wide Boolean operation. Better selection of path. Overall, more than 70 new features/improvements with this update.
Improved design rule checks with lower memory use and better performance. Creation of bundle macros with design, technology setup, and schematic. Introduction of wiki documentation, examples, macros, etc.
New features and improvements in this release are improved usability with more contents menus and advanced dialogs, previous cell and snap shape features,
an extension of the shape library, support for local encoding in macros, a couple of smaller improvements, and fixes for some smaller bugs.
This release added full support for OpenAccess and iPDK, including reading/writing of layout, schematics, symbols and netlists, and support for iCDF and Tcl callbacks. A stacked paint engine for a sorted layer display was added to the existing transparent and unsorted paint engine. It come with a more versatile 3D layer setup. An integrated editor was provided for C++, Python and Tcl macros and scripting. Background images were enhanced. There were also some smaller improvements and fixes for some platform-specific problems.
This release includes OpenAccess support, removal of non-orthogonal/scaled references, removal of Cell Arrays and Strip Empty Cells, import of the Electromask file format, an integrated text editor, fixes for problems with DXF files on Windows, many smaller improvements, and fixes for some platform specific problems.
LayoutEditor is an IC/MEMS layout editor. It features all angle elements, a font generator, macros, Boolean operations, drc, netlist-driven layout, LVS, and cross-platform compatibility. Supported formats include Calma GDSII, OASIS (Open Artwork System Interchange Standard), DXF, CIF (Caltech Intermediate Form), Gerber, DEF/LEF, and many others.