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    • CommentAuthorandyL
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2017

    I'd like to do a search on dedocated Instances in a specific area I zoomed in. I started with but it's not suitable.

    app = RBA::Application.instance mw = app.main_window

    Any idea on how to change the lines to receive use the zoomed area as a search area - or do I have to draw a box and get the x,y coordinates of the box. Thanks a lot in advance, Andy

    • CommentAuthorMatthias
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2017


    The method you are looking for is:


    This will give you the current view's displayed area in micrometer units.

    For searching a region you need a box in database units. If you're not using view transformations (if you don't know what this is, you probably aren't using it), then you can obtain the box in database units this way:

    view = RBA::LayoutView::current()
    layout = view.active_cellview().layout()
    box_in_um =
    box_in_dbu = RBA::Box::from_dbox(box_in_um*(1.0/layout.dbu))


    • CommentAuthorandyL
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2017
    Hello Matthias,
    Thanks a lot for your feedback - this works for me.

    Best Regards,