Using python for a CAD program

Paddy paddy3118 at netscape.net
Tue May 16 21:38:53 CEST 2006


Unfortunately, Cadence got their first with their DFII environment for
Schematic based design and their Lisp based language SKILL
(http://www-mtl.mit.edu/users/xiaolin/skill/sklanguser/sklanguserTOC.html)

I used their environment several years ago and can only say that it was
all you have stated above, and probably more. The environment seems to
be totally accessable by SKILL, from the Schematic database to dash
patterns for drawing lines. Their stuff is optimised for working with
todays Electronics designs.

I too have played what-if games about this and thought wouldn't it be
great to tie Python for the language together with SVG for the graphics
and ??? for the database but it remains a  dream for me as it is a BIG
job.

Before you set out on this path, you might waant to see if you can be
shown around Cadence Virtuoso and SKILL?

- Pad.




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