GENLIB_PLACE_ON.3alc man page

GENLIB_PLACE_ON

GENLIB_PLACE_ON — place a physical instance in the current figure matching connectors

Synopsis

#include <genlib.h>
void GENLIB_PLACE_ON(figname,ins1,con1,index1,symetry,ins2,con2,index2)
char ∗figname, ∗ins1, ∗con1, ∗ins2, ∗con2;
char symetry;
long index1, index2;

Parameters

figname

Name of the layout figure to be instantiated

ins1

Name to be given to the instance in the model

con1

Name of the connector of the instance to be used for placement

index1

Index of the connector, or reference, con1 of the model to be used for placement

symetry

Geometrical operation to be performed on the instance before being placed

ins2

Name of the instance to be used for relative placement

con2

Name of the connector of the instance ins2 on which the placement will take place

index2

Index of the connector con2 of the instance to be used for relative placement

Description

PLACE_ON add an instance in the current layout cell. The bottom left corner of the instance of the model modelname is placed, after being symetrized and/or rotated, at (x, y) coordinates.  The placed instance becomes the new "reference instance", used in the relative placement functions.
The insname is the name given to the instance and must be unique at a given hierarchy level.
The symetry argument can take eight legal values :

NOSYM

no geometrical operation is performed

SYM_Y

Y becomes -Y, that means toward X axe symetry

SYM_X

X becomes -X, that means toward Y axe symetry

SYMXY

X becomes -X, Y becomes -Y

ROT_P

a positive 90 degrees rotation take place

ROT_M

a negative 90 degrees rotation take place

SY_RP

Y becomes -Y, and then a positive 90 degrees rotation take place

SY_RM

Y becomes -Y, and then a negative 90 degrees rotation take place

The model of the figure to be placed must be available, on disk or in memory. The path to the library is specified in the MBK_CATA_LIB (1) and MBK_WORK_LIB (1) environment variables, and its format is given by the MBK_IN_PH (1) environment variable.

Errors

"GENLIB_PLACE_ON impossible : missing GENLIB_DEF_PHFIG"

No figure has been yet specified by a call to DEF_PHFIG. So it isn't possible to place an instance inside it. you must call DEF_PHFIG before any other layout action.

"illegal addphins : transformation is x in insname"

The symetry parameter is not one of the define given, but has the integer value x.

Example

#include <genlib.h>
main()
{
	/∗ Create a figure to work on  ∗/
	GENLIB_DEF_PHFIG("cell");
	/∗ Place two instances ∗/
	GENLIB_PLACE_ON("gapg0_b","ins1", NOSYM, 0L, 0L);
	GENLIB_PLACE_ON("gapg8_b","ins2", SYM_X, 80L, 100L);
	/∗ Save all that on disk ∗/
	GENLIB_SAVE_PHFIG();
}

See Also

genlib(1), GENLIB_DEF_PHFIG(3), GENLIB_SAVE_PHFIG(3), GENLIB_PLACE_TOP(3), GENLIB_PLACE_BOTTOM(3), GENLIB_PLACE_LEFT(3), GENLIB_PLACE_RIGHT(3), MBK_CATA_LIB(1), MBK_WORK_LIB(1), MBK_IN_PH(1).

Referenced By

genlib.1alc(1), GENLIB_FLATTEN_ALL_PHINS.3alc(3).

ASIM/LIP6 PROCEDURAL GENERATION LANGUAGE