is the most popular software to edit designs for MEMS and IC fabrication. It is also often be used for Multi-Chip-Modules (MCM), Chip-on-Board (COB), Low temperature co-fired ceramics (LTCC), Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC), printed circuit boards (PCB), thick film technology, thin film technology, ....
Scriptingwith all features in C++-Script, Python and Ruby
File Formatssupported in large quantities GDSII, DXF, OpenAccess ...
SchematicEditorand other tools are integrated in the user interface
Boolean Operations, Barcodes, Fracture, Design Rule Checker, SchematicDriven layout, background images are available next to the basic editing feature.
All features can also be called from the build in macros in a C++ style as well via extension modules for Python and Ruby
The LayoutEditor supports many different file fomarts including GDSII, DXF, CIF, Source, OASIS, OpenAccess, Gerber, LEF, DEF, SVG, CSV, ODB++ and many more
A schematic editor, 3d viewer and interfaces to autorouter, extraction tools, circuit simulators are integrated in the user interface.
A cleverly worked out user interface provides outstanding usability on the one hand and high productivity on the other.
This virtual challenge is solved by the extensive use of shortcuts and mouse button/key combinations together with clear display of these combinations. The most important handling functions like zooming and scrolling are integrated into each feature and need not be called up separately.