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ASM3500 Application Notes

A collection of notes in response to frequently asked questions.

Drawing Design Rules

A short tutorial on the proper AutoCAD drawing procedures to insure good results when translating to GDSII. [HTML]   PDF Version

Design Rules for Optical Components

Describes CAD related problems and solutions when desigining optical components and converting to GDSII and MEBES.

Using AutoCAD for Optical Component Design

Shows how to run the DXF to GDSII for optical applications with complex curves.

Reducing GDSII File Size with GDSFILT

Large GDSII files when translated to DXF and loaded into AutoCAD can cause AutoCAD to crash or stop responding. We describe the how to reduce file size using Artwork's GDSFILT program prior to translation.

Command Line (Windows)

GDSII to DXF in Batch Mode on Windows

Describes how to bypass the GUI and run the gds2dxf translation engine in batch mode from a script or another program.

DXF to GDSII in Batch Mode on Windows

Describes how to bypass the GUI and run the dxf2gds translation engine in batch mode from a script or another program. List of required executable files ...

Command Line (Linux)

GDSII to DXF in Batch Mode on LINUX

Describes how to bypass the GUI and run the gds2dxf translation engine in batch mode from a script or another program.

DXF to GDSII in Batch Mode on LINUX

Describes how to bypass the GUI and run the dxf2gds translation engine in batch mode from a script or another program.

GUI Windows

Running DXF to GDSII Windows

Shows how to run the DXF to GDSII on Windows.

Running GDSII to DXF Windows

Shows how to run the GDSII to DXF on Windows.

GUI Linux

Running DXF to GDSII LINUX.

Shows how to run the DXF to GDSII on LINUX.

Running GDSII to DXF LINUX

Shows how to run the GDSII to DXF on LINUX.




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