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How do I customize KLayout to view FreePDK45 cells similar to Virtuosso?

Hi, there

I am trying to open GDS generated from Encounter with FreePDK45. However the default view is very different from the following view, which is Virtuosso. Where can I find such customzations?

Thank you!


  • Hi,

    maybe you could ask the FreePDK45 guys politely to create a KLayout setup too :-)

    FreePDK45 isn't quite consistent. Specifically the layer mapping from CDS layers to GDS is a mystery to me.

    If there was a consistent setup you could try to convert the (exported) techfile to KLayout using the "tf_import" package ( You'll need a layermap and a display.drf file too.


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