GDS2ASCII Revision History
Version 1.83 [Windows only] 09-14-2017Update to instance_finder64.exe Cell Instance Finder Utility
Improved formatting of the output file.
This version also defaults to the precision defined in the input file unless the -prec: command line option is used.
Version 1.82 [Windows only] 09-12-2017New instance_finder64.exe Cell Finder Tool
A new utility, instance_finder64.exe, (licensed separately) allows the user to export a text file with all the insertion points of a specific cell (or cells) name listed by the user on the command line (or in a file). Supports both a list of cell names or a regular expression.
Version 1.79 05-9-2016Path Type Support
Adds support for Custom Plus or TYPE 4 PATH (endcap definitions) in GDSII stream for both COMPACT and ACS text dump formats. Support for TYPE 4 Paths had to be added in both GDS2ASCII and ASCII2GDS.Licensing and Linux Support
This version makes use of FLEX v188.8.131.52 and supports non-eth0 MAC addresses and LINUX 3.X kernels
Version 1.71 06-30-2014Updates for Installation and OS Support
Upgrade to support up to the latest versions of Windows (32 and 64 bit).
Fixed installation licensing issues.
Version 1.64 08-11-13LinuxSuse Support
Changed from a statically linked library which did not work with Suse 11 to a dynamically linked library.
This version was tested on:
RH E4 32 bit, RH E4 64bit
RH E5 64 bit
RH E6 64 bit
Suse 12.1 64 bit kernel 3.1.X
Version 1.21 02-9-04Speed improvement
ASCII2GDS's speed was improved by a factor of 2.
Version 1.18 02-19-03Speed improvement
ASCII2GDS's speed was improved significantly by up to a factor of 2.
Version 1.15 [Linux 7.2 and Solaris] 09-26-02FLEXlm Licensing
Supports the FLEXlm license manager. Requires lmgrd 8.1 or newer.
Version 1.00 08-15-02Initial Release
This is the first release of GDS2ASCII on Windows.