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  • License: Demo
  • Last update: 3 years ago
  • Total downloads: 225
  • Price: 299.00 to buy | | BUY the full version
  • Operating system: WinXP, Win2003, Win2000, Win Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP X64, Windows Vista64, Windows 7 x64
  • Publisher: Layouteditor
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windows default iconLayoutEditor Publisher's description

LayoutEditor is an application creatd to help web designers to edit layouts for MEMS/IC development.

LayoutEditor is an application creatd to help web designers to edit layouts for MEMS/IC development.

As well as it is suitably for Multi-Chip-Modules (MCM), Chip-on-Board (COB), Low temperature co-fired ceramics (LTCC), Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC), printed circuit boards (PCB), thick film technology, thin film technology, It has sophisticated functions like all angles, font generator, macros, boolean operations, design rule checker, netlist driven layout and LVS. The Calma GDSII file format is used as the primary file format.

Also OASIS (Open Artwork System Interchange Standard), DXF, CIF (Caltech Intermediate Form) and Gerber (RS-274X) are full supported. Alliance, Lasi file can be imported.

There is no especial feature which makes the LayoutEditor unique. There are many small things by what the LayoutEditor contrast from other programs and make it to a unique versatile tool to edit layouts for IC, MEMS, MCM, PCB, COB, MMIC, LTCC, ... Be impressed!

User Interface

A clever worked out user interface provides a outstanding usability on the one hand and a high productivity on the other hand. This virtual contrast is solved with an extensive use of shortkeys and mouse buttons/keys combination together with clear visibility of this combinations. The most important handling functions like zooming and scrolling are integrated in each feature and need not to be called separately.


As designs can extent some Gb in file size, perfomance is an important factor. All significant features of the LayoutEditor are optimized to handel huge designs. So for example multi Gb GDSII files can be loaded in less than 25s/Gb, if your hard disk gives that output. Also the painting performance is excellent. Medium sized designs (up to some 100MB to GDS file size, exact size may depend on the design) can be painted with all details in real time. With bigger designs a lack of performance is automaticly detected and scarcely visible details are omitted. So even huge designs are painted with a acceptable performance.

Schematic Driven Layout

Creating a design from a schematic is a widespread task where layout software is used. The LayoutEditor includes a schematic capture and can also read common schematic/netlist formats. The schematic is linked with the layout. This will support the design without restricting a free custom design. A netlist can be extracted for a build-in or external layout versus schematic (lvs).


Macros or scripts are already standard to many programs. But the LayoutEditor has the possibility to record macro from the user interface like some office programs can do. This makes the macro creating very simple and reduced the time to learn commands. The macro are written in the most common language C and can be integrated in the menu structure. A transfer to the LayoutEditor source code is possible with minimal changes.

Design Rule Checker

Validating the design rules is an important point in the design flow. The LayoutEditor has a integrated Design Rule Checker with many different rules checks. The errors are not only display in a list, but directly visualized within the design. As a matter of course all design rule checks work on all angle elements.

Text Generation

Text labels are usually ignored during the tape out. A conversation to real polygons had to be done before. The LayoutEditor can do this with just one mouse click. No drawing of letters is required. Just use you favorite vector font. The LayoutEditor supports all common font formats like true type fonts (ttf files).

3D View

A two dimensional designing can sometimes be quit abstract. The LayoutEditor allows a fast three dimensional visualization for your design. The graphical setup can be done in few seconds. The 3D model/3D view can be exported and used for example for a FEM-analyse.

What's New in This Release:

New Features:
SeparateHoles to separate inner holes as normal polygons, useful for some DRC,
InsertSlots into polygons and paths, used to reduce layer stress in wide metal layers,
DensityFill to automatic fill area with low shape density,
User Interface:
user interface for ConvertToMesh,
some additional feature moved to basic and reduced version,
add new method to layer class: layer::red(), layer::green(), layer::blue(),
add new method to cell class: cell::slotSelect(int slotWidth, int minSlotLength, int maxSlotLength, int edgeSpacing, int minSlotspacing ),
add new method to drawingField class: drawingField::densityFill(int layer, double density, int shapeSpace, int minWidth, int minSpace, int frameSize),
add new method to netListModule class: netListModule::void autoPlace(bool placeDigital,bool placeAnalog,int srLayer, int analogDistance),
convertion double to int will round at 9th digit to avoid problems with limited resolution on double numbers,
debugging to console possible on Linux and MAC,
File Formats:
CSV export supports 9 digits resolution,
Bug Fixes:
Sizeadjust can now handle splitting of polygons correctly when the sizing eliminates a thin connections,

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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