geAddNetProbe() Command help...


sindhu M

On Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 9:01:36 AM UTC+5:30, Rajeswaran M wrote:
Thanks Andrew and Bernd. It works now.
And thanks for the new phrase too :)
Andrew Beckett wrote:
Thanks Bernd for spotting my deliberate mistake.

Honestly, I just did it to see if anyone was paying attention ;-)

That\'s the trouble with using the news reader on a PC, yet running the
Cadence software on UNIX - rather than cutting and pasting, I retyped it,
and had a translation error in the process...



On Mon, 22 Mar 2004 17:31:12 +0100, Bernd Fischer <> wrote:

Andrew said \'Off the top of my head\', be creative the next time use
the SKILL finder to look for the correct command.

Which is geGetInstHier( ), it works I\'ve tested it.


Rajeswaran M wrote:

Thanks !!

But it looks like there is no command called geGetHierInst() in mine,
and also it is not present in the docs of IC5. Were you refering any
custom script?

Though I put the string directly as \"MN0/S\", still the result is negative.

out put is,

*WARNING* : Illegal name syntax - MN0/S
*WARNING* illegal net name
*WARNING* Object MN0/S does not exist in my_test_lib sample schematic


Andrew Beckett wrote:

Off the top of my head, you need to give the hierarchical path of the
net. Just
checked in the docs, and it seems my memory was correct.

For example:

geAddNetProbe(hiGetCurrentWindow() list(\"y0\" \"drawing\")
strcat(geGetHierInst() \"/\" \"S\"))


On Mon, 22 Mar 2004 18:44:47 +0530, Rajeswaran M> wrote:

Requirement :

Probe a particular internal net in a descended schematic in the same

Problem with geAddNetProbe :

when the command is used as,

geAddNetProbe(hiGetCurrentWindow list(\"y0\" \"drawing\") \"S\")

Existence of pin \"S\" is checked at Top cell, not in the current
descende hierarchy, and if the pin does not exist, probe is not created.

Andrew Beckett
Senior Technical Leader
Custom IC Solutions
Cadence Design Systems Ltd

Andrew Beckett
Senior Technical Leader
Custom IC Solutions
Cadence Design Systems Ltd


Is there a way to probe 2 or more nets using the geAddNetProbe in different colors ?
the manual says, the layer purpose pair can be defaulted, but it is not working for me. Can anyone help ?

Thank you,

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