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Interrupting DRC calculation (Density Check)

User

Monday 28th June 2021
Hi, Is there any way to interrupt the DRC Density Check operation? It seems to have run for several hours at this point. Is this to be expected for a pattern with a filesize of around 15 KB using the default Density check settings?
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LayoutEditorFull
Monday 28th June 2021
I am sorry, currently it is not possibility to stop a single DRC operation. If you had created a DRC macro you can abort between two checks, but not within a single check. The required calculation time strongly depends on its settings and the design. A tiny box size can cause long operation times as well as using huge cell arrays in the design. But if this is not the case a check for a 15kb design should complete within few seconds.
User

Monday 28th June 2021
It eventually finished after 316 minutes abd I am able to save my work (phew). Maybe a warning or some way to interrupt this kind of processing could be useful for future versions! :)