ASM3500 Frequently Asked Questions

A collection of answers to frequently asked questions along with some application notes.



Drawing Design Rules

A short tutorial on the proper AutoCAD drawing procedures to insure good results when translating to GDSII. [HTML]   PDF Version

 

Design Rules for Optical Components

Describes CAD related problems and solutions when desigining optical components and converting to GDSII and MEBES.

 

GDSII to DXF in Batch Mode on Windows

Describes how to bypass the GUI and run the gds2dxf translation engine in batch mode from a script or another program.

 

DXF to GDSII in Batch Mode on Windows

Describes how to bypass the GUI and run the dxf2gds translation engine in batch mode from a script or another program. List of required executable files ...

 

GDSII to DXF in Batch Mode on UNIX

Describes how to bypass the GUI and run the gds2dxf translation engine in batch mode from a script or another program.

 

DXF to GDSII in Batch Mode on UNIX

Describes how to bypass the GUI and run the dxf2gds translation engine in batch mode from a script or another program.

 

Tanner L-Edit Interface

Describes a L-Edit UPI macro that enables the designer using L-Edit to directly import and export DXF.

 

Reducing GDSII File Size with GDSFILT

Large GDSII files when translated to DXF and loaded into AutoCAD can cause AutoCAD to crash or stop responding. We describe the how to reduce file size using Artwork's GDSFILT program prior to translation.

 

Unable to write a dup file

What does the error: " Unable to write a dup file" mean when running GDS2DXF?

 

ASM3500 Polygon De-embedding

Shows how to use ASM 3500's polygon de-embedding feature to produce a correct GDSII mask layout when the AutoCAD was not drawn correctly.

 

Running DXF to GDSII Windows

Shows how to run the DXF to GDSII on Windows.

 

Running DXF to GDSII UNIX.

Shows how to run the DXF to GDSII on UNIX.

 

Running GDSII to DXF Windows

Shows how to run the GDSII to DXF on Windows.

 

Running GDSII to DXF UNIX

Shows how to run the GDSII to DXF on UNIX.

 

Using AutoCAD for Optical Component Design

Shows how to run the DXF to GDSII for optical applications with complex curves.

 





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