I have been looking at the "Library Manager" and it appears ...
User LayoutEditorFull Saturday 13th October 2018
I have been looking at the "Library Manager" and it appears that the tools do not really support multiple reference libraries? The library manager seems more like a "GDS Explorer" that works on one file. The only mention of libraries I can see, is in the Netlisting section. I find nothing really on the topic of "design management" or attaching reference libraries, or setting library paths and so on.
It would seem that the openCellLibrary (?) technology must be meant as a reference library. Perhaps there is some useful material about how that would be rigged for use? Of course the GDS-II format is meant to be self contained. Is it perhaps necessary to import to the GDS file, any cells used? And if so, what are the utilities for importing / copying in, lower level cells? How would I go about creating, using (say) a primitive transistors library and (say) a low level cells library (op amp, switch, comparator, reference, logic) to build up a more complex analog chip?
Jürgen LayoutEditorFull Sunday 14th October 2018
The LibraryManager will enable to view a design with a single click. So it enables to review a library, but never any editing will be made. To join two GDS files like importing the library core cells use the feature file/attach and file/update.
OpenAccess will be processed different. Here all required cell references will be loaded even if these are in a different OA library. However opening a GDS will not resolve any refered cell in a different GDS. Use the file/update feature afterwards to resolve it.
User LayoutEditorFull Tuesday 30th April 2019
I could use more design management, library management guidance as I try to structure my first chip design project on a new-to-me foundry technology. Is there practical and philosophical material to be reviewed? This chip is the first of several and I want to understand how to not only create chip #1, but also build stable infrastructure (and then, how to access and maintain order).
I am not finding this in the manual, maybe I am not searching for the right keywords. It would be preferable to find a tutorial, cookbook, something to drag me through all of the steps with examples along the way.
Jürgen LayoutEditorFull Tuesday 30th April 2019
There is not cookbook that can be taken step by step to create your complete chip. The LayoutEditor gives you all the ingredients to created a own cookbook for a new unique meal.
So it might need a bit more efforts to get anything running, but once done you will have exactly what you need.