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xsch ā€” graphical schematic viewer

Synopsis

xsch [-l file_name] [-xor] [-install] [-force] [-I input_format] [-slide file_name ...]

Description

Xsch is a graphical schematic viewer. All functionnalities can be accessed through different menus. Xsch works under Motif and X11r6. When entering Xsch, the main window appears and shows 5 different menus on the top bar. These menus can be entered by simply clicking on the mouse left button. Here is the description of these menus.

File

Open : load an existing file. Note that a file with the same name and the extention .xsc can be used to attach special colors and comments to all displayed objects (see below for details).
Quit : quit xsch.

Edit

Identify : identify a selected object.
Connected : highlight a selected object.
Search : search an object by its name.

View

Zoom : perform zoom in, zoom out, center, fit, refresh on figure.
Layer : select types of layers displayed.
Map : show cursor position in the entire figure.
Arrows : show arrows for moving at the grid step.
Grid : Set the X,Y step of the grid if displayed.

Tools

Hierarchy : enable user to browse into the design hierarchy.
Message : display the last error messages

Setup

Save or load a user defined configuration of default displayed menus.

Special Keys

+/-

Next or previous file in slide mode.

Options

-l file_name

Load the file file_name (with or without extention)

-xor

Two graphic cursor methods can be used, invert or xor.

-force

this option force all graphical objects to be displayed.

-install

Switch to a private color map.

-I input_format

Specifies the input format (vst(5), al(5), vbe(5))

-slide file_name ...

Enables slide mode, all specifies files will be displayed one by one using keys +/- in the graphic window.

XSC File Format

# Example of .xsc file
#
# To attach a particular color and comment to a box :
# B:box_name:color:comment
# color is an integer from 0 to 32, or -1 for no_color
# comment is a string
B:my_box:0:this box should be blue
B:another_box:-1:this won't change the box color
#
# To attach a particular color and comment to a net :
# N:net_name:color:comment
N:my_net:15:this net should be green
#
# To attach a particular color and comment to a connector :
# C:connector_name:color:comment
C:my_con:32:this connector should be red
#
# To attach a particular color and comment to a path :
# P:from_name:net_name:to_name:color:comment
P:my_con:my_net:my_box:15:this path should be green

Environment Variables

MBK_CATA_LIB

indicates the path to the read only libraries to be used.

MBK_WORK_LIB

indicates the path to the read directory for the session.

MBK_IN_LO

indicates the file format to be used.

XSCH_PARAM_NAME (optional)

indicates the path to the parameter file used by Xsch.

See Also

mbk(1), MBK_CATA_LIB(1), MBK_WORK_LIB(1), PAT(5), asimut(1)

Info

September 1, 2000 ASIM/LIP6 ALLIANCE Reference Manual