AIF Reader/Writer Support Page for Cadence APD/SIP
Artwork is repsponsible for supporting the AIF reader and writer that ships with Cadence APD and SIP products. Cadence users should file a support ticket with Cadence who will then pass the information along to Artwork. We highly recommend that the end user includes a sample AIF file and associated MCM/SIP file (assuming it is related to the support issue.)
Problem reports and their status/resolution are shown below:
AIF IMPORT FAILS on SPB16.6 Linux - 07-30-2013
End user reported [CCR1172576] that he was unable to import any AIF file after upgrading from 16.5 to 16.6. The error message was generated during the create symbol step:
Create symbol started. Error(SPMSHCS-1): Symbol is missing a refdes Error(SPMSHCS-1): Symbol is missing a refdes Error(SPMSHA1-291): Create Symbol has been aborted.
Further testing indicated that this was not Linux specific; the problem was also observed on Windows.
A change in SPB from 16.5 to 16.6 requires the code to specifically call out the type of package where previously this was not a requirement. The AIF importer code was updated and a new context for Linux and Windows has been released. End user's can download the context, copy it over the current one and the problem will be resolved.
AIF for SPB 16.6 (LINUX)
AIF for SBP 16.6 (WINDOWS)
a) only use this update for SBP 16.6.
b) after downloading the correct context
c) copy over the old aif.cxt
d) location is <SPB_root>/share/pcb/etc