Download XGDSVU for UNIX
To download XGDSVU for UNIX click on the appropriate binary. Then send us an email like the example below. We will return the installation password and temporary activation keys so that you can try out the working version of GDSVU for a limited time. If you are an existing customer please indicate this.

You will only need the latest password as your keystrings should work for updates. In case you are trying to view very large GDSII files (50MB and up to a few GB) we recommend you look at our high speed GDSII viewing software called QCKVU.

Example Email

Dear Hagai,

I would like to evaluate your xgdsvu program on Sun 
running Solaris 2.8.  I've already downloaded it with the 

My machine's hostname=bogusboy

my machine's hostid = 20056789ab   

I plan to use the program to view GDSII data without the
need to tie up an expensive cad license.

Thanks much,

John Boy
International Harvtin and IC Design
10087 Champion Way Bldg 43
Topeka Kansas 09323
Tel (450) 132-2213   Fax (450) 132-2113

Files to Download

XGDSVU requires that the Motif 1.2 libraries (along with X11R6) be correctly installed on your workstation.

[4.4 Mb zipped] password required]

[2.2 Mb zipped] password required

[1.8 Mb zipped] password required

[1.8 Mb zipped] password required

Unzipping on UNIX

The UNIX releases are zipped using a version of unzip that supports passwords. If your version of unzip does not support passwords please download the version available below:
[500 kbytes]
[375 kbytes]

[375 kbytes]
untar it into your /usr/local/bin or somewhere in your PATH. Once installed in your PATH you can simply use it by typing:

$ unzip filename

You can download the user manual in PDF format and print or view it.

xgdsvu_manual.pdf XGDSVU User's Manual [644KBytes 34 pages]

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