Virtuoso Layout : How can I search in a layout for contacts instanceswith certain rows and columns a

Discussion in 'Cadence' started by Norman, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Norman

    Norman Guest


    I am looking for a possibility to search for contacts with a certain
    rows/columns combination.

    e.g. I don't want in a layout contact instances with 1 row and 1 column.
    How can I search for eventual contact instances with this properties in
    a whole layout.

    The Search function allows the search of contacts, but I did not find a
    way to specify attributes to search.

    Do somebody know a way to do this or somekind of workaround.

    Best regards

    Norman, Jun 19, 2006
  2. The search function does what you want.
    But be aware if your contacts are defined in the techfile and placed
    by the 'Create Contacts' command, rows and columns are only saved as instance
    properties if the value is different form the default.

    So if 1 and 1 is your default search will not find it with
    property column == 1
    property row == 1

    You have to be more clever like
    property column !EXIST
    to find contacts with default settings.

    Bernd Fischer, Jun 19, 2006
  3. Norman

    Norman Guest

    It worked!!
    Thanks! Due to your hint I found 3 erroneous contacts.

    Best Regards

    Norman, Jun 19, 2006
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