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convert a CIF file into a GDS file

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LayoutEditorFull
Thursday 4th October 2018
I am trying to convert a CIF file into a GDS file. It seems easy; just load in the CIF and write out the GDS. Well, that works fine, except the layer numbers are different. Is there some rule about how the layers get jumbled?
J├╝rgen
LayoutEditorFull
Thursday 4th October 2018
CIF files does not have layer numbers. It uses layer names only. If a layer with this name exist, that layer number will be used. If a layer name does not exist, an unused layer is renamed. So pre-populate layer names in the right order before opening the CIF file will help in your case.