LayoutEditor is a handy design utility used for creating and editing layouts. It is very useful for professionals dealing with MEMS/IC fabrication.
The program is also suitable for Multi-Chip-Modules (MCM), Chip-on-Board (COB), Low temperature co-fired ceramics (LTCC), Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC), printed circuit boards (PCB), GDS Editor thick film technology, thin film technology.
LayoutEditor comes with sophisticated functions like all angles, font generator, macros, boolean operations, design rule checker, OPC, netlist driven layout and LVS. The Calma GDSII file format is used as the primary file format.
OASIS (Open Artwork System Interchange Standard), OpenAccess, DXF, CIF (Caltech Intermediate Form) and Gerber (RS-274X) formats are fully supported. Alliance and Lasi files can be imported.
You can also try the portable version.
Here are some key features of "LayoutEditor":
· Boolean Tools: Boolean operations help to generate shapes or even hole layers automatically.
· Design Rule Checker: The LayoutEditor supports different design rule checks. For all checks the check area can be defined as well as the way the violation is reported. As a matter of course all design rule checks work on all angle elements.
· Electrical Extraction: For manual extraction of electrical characteristic the LayoutEditor includes some extraction features. Resistance, capacitance and inductance can by extracted.
· Macros/Scripting: The LayoutEditor offers a wide range of using macro or scripting. Starting with simple recording of macros until a complete adjustment of the user interface or integrating external software tools.
· The Save option is unavailable
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· add further extraction methods: bipolar junction transistors (lateral and vertical) and thin film resistors
· design rule checker: add check for exact shape size
· choose shape from list (e.g. in PropertiesMode ) will only show shapes on visible layers
· sorting layer control by 3d level
· LVS: display of additional cells, one grouped message for this warning,
· add OpenAccess parametric cell into from the PropertiesMode
· correct macro recording for minimumEnclosure
· floor/round function identical to std C++
· access new toolBar from macros
· add a feature to select labeled shapes only (selectLabeledshapesOnLayer in class cell)
· special copy features like: copyDimension, copyTouching and copyOverlapping
· oasis: support of storing layer names on layer 1024 and bigger
· oa: universal plugin for all oa versions
· bipolar pnp and npn transitor for the OpenCellLibrary
· resistor for the OpenCellLibrary usi...