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Calibre Fundamentals: DESIGNrev

Categories: Calibre

This course will teach you to analyze, compare, and manipulate layout data using Calibre DESIGNrev, Calibre’s state-of-the-art layout viewer. View course details ↓

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Course Highlights

This course teaches you the basics as well as best practices. More importantly, it introduces you to functionality you might otherwise not even think to look for because it’s that new! In addition, this course provides an introduction to DESIGNrev’s batch scripting functionality, which provides the power of DESIGNrev without the overhead of the graphical user interface. Using Calibre DESIGNrev in batch mode, you can automate chip assembly, as well as layout manipulation and reporting.

You will learn how to

  • Load layout files into DESIGNrev
  • Adjust views and layer appearance for better understanding the data
  • Overlay multiple layouts
  • Fix DRC violations using DESIGNrev
  • Interface DESIGNrev with other Mentor’s tools including Calibre DRC, LVS, DFM and RVE
  • Create a clips file
  • Merge layouts
  • Run Tcl scripts in batch mode
  • Install custom macros in the DESIGNrev GUI

Hands-On Labs

  • Comparing Layouts Using Calibre DESIGNrev
  • Adjusting Layer Appearance
  • Assigning Layer Names That Match a Calibre Rule File
  • Hiding Data
  • Using Rulers and Grids
  • Inspecting Clips Saved From an Earlier Session
  • Create An Overlay of Two Layouts
  • Fixing Width and Spacing Violations
  • Running Calibre Verification
  • Sharing Information With a Team
  • Tracing Connectivity
  • Writing Out the Layout Hierarchy
  • Merging Layouts in Batch Mode
  • Adding a Custom Macro to the GUI

Course Information

Intended for

Design and CAD Engineers who will use any of the following Calibre viewers:

  • Calibre DESIGNrev
  • Calibre WORKbench
  • Calibre MDPview

Note: All Calibre customers must use some viewer or another. Many use Calibre, and others use competitor's tools.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with concepts of physical verification or layout design

Familiarity with UNIX operating systems

Course Part Number
  • Classroom: 237291
  • Live online: 241762
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