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Hello Matthias et al.,
Which file format, if any, is able to save ALL properties of the KLayout editor, such that when I re-open that file I get pretty much the exact same screen I had when I saved the file (same layer names, colors, stipples, top-cell etc.)?
Either I'm missing something, or it appears there isn't a "native" format yet - even OASIS loses the layer stipple/colors.
OASIS appeared closest - it saved the layer names, but lost the top-cell (upon open, it set "TOP" to top-cell) and lost layer colors/stipples.
CIF appeared to lose the "magnification" of instanced cells.
DXF couldn't store more than one top-level cell, so I couldn't even save into that format.
GDS doesn't store layer names, stipples or colors, and defaults to top-cell of "TOP", not what I previously had selected. This is even if "store cell/layer properties" is enabled.
It seems Klayout must have an internal representation that stores all these things, right?