Revision History for L-Edit PLOT
v5.42a 10/29/2011Windows 64 bit
New Tanner Plot for Windows 64 bit is now available.Tanner Black Background screen
LEDIT Plot didn't create good plots when the LEDIT screen background was black. This was fixed.Support for more than 16 colors
LEDIT Plot crashed when user used 32 or 64 colors in LEDIT. This was fixed.Licensing support
LEDIT Plot installation only supports two licensing schemes: Flex node locked and Flex floating.
v5.41a 5/19/2009LEDIT Search
The LEdit search was limited to searching for major revision numbers and not minor revision numbers. This means that version 13.0 or 14.0 could be detected, but it failed to find 13.1 for example. This has now been fixed.LEDIT Folder
The location of PLOT folder is now initially set to be the parent directory of where LEdit is said to be installed. Note that if PLOT has already been installed, it has to be un installed and then installed, otherwise it will be set to the last PLOT installation directory.
v5.41 12/2/2008Major upgrade after 8 years
Updated to work with L-Edit version 13.0
Added Plot Preview Support
Added Flex licensing
Added USB Safenet licensing
Tanner UPI Key is no longer supported.
v4.14 4/26/2000Change temporary file name
The plot macro does not work directly with L-EDIT TDB file. It actually asks the L-EDIT program to generate a GDSII intermediate file first, and then the macro plots the GDSII file. In previous versions, the name of the GDSII file is devired from the name of the TDB file with the extension .GGD. This extension is now changed to ._GDS.
Fix Setting Problem
Fix -st option
v4.13 4/19/2000Update for L-EDIT v8.2
This plot macro is a standalone GUI. In previous version, the macro returns control back to L-EDIT as soon as the GUI dialog is displayed. When user select one of the "plot" operation, a GDSII file is created from L-EDIT database. In L-EDIT v8.2, this would cause L-EDIT to pop up a GDSII export status window which would result in an inactive menu bar. This "status" window can be avoided if the macro does not return control back to L-EDIT. In this version, the macro will stay in an idle loop until the GDSII file is created.
Default Plot Configuration There is a default configuration file in LIB sub-directory named LIB\gdsplot.cfg. It is supposed to provide default plot settings for a new plot operation. However, in previous version, if user never selects the "Configure Options" button (the first button in the GUI dialog) this default file was ignored. This problem is fixed in this version. Regardless user selects the "Configure Options" button or not, the default gdsplot.cfg file is read to provide default plot settings.
v4.07 10/21/1999Fix Plot Window bug
GDSII file with grid of 1 would generate a plot 10x too small when "Plot View" or "Plot Window" option is used.
Fix "Exception" Crash Problem
Filter Layer Legend
v4.03 5/6/1999Rewrite Engine
This version rewrites the database. Main differences are:
v3.48 4/30/1999Added support for LEDIT 8.0.
v3.47 12/17/1998Fix "Macro Exception" Error
If the ACS.KEY string was invalid or missing the last two "SP" characters, the plot macro would display the error message:
Macro Exceptionand would take down the L-Edit program with it. Very bad behavior. Version 3.47 will generate a meaningful error message about invalid key codes and continue running in DEMO mode.
v3.46 7/30/1998Floating License Compatibility
This version upgrades the floating license internals to work with Tanner's Lserv 6.0. Previous versions of the PLOT macro were working with the Lserv 4.0 license server but Lserv 4.0 and Lserv 6.0 could not coexist on the same machine.
Note: this approach requires that we use IP address locking with the license manager so end users will have to provide us the IP address of the machine running the license manager....Not the results of the Tanner echoid....
v3.45a 7/30/1998floating license install
The new installation copies lsapiw32.dll file into the \windows\system directory. This lsapiw32.dll is the problem file which causes the "llserv.dll missing required dll" to appear when trying to run from a network floating license.
v3.45 4/23/1998Epson Plot Driver Added
Added a plotter driver for the Epson Color Stylus family of inkjet plotters.
General Purpose (GDI) plotter driver added
GDSII bug fix
Product ID Changed
Tanner Install Error
v3.37 2/18/1998Floating License Manager Added
Added support for Lserv4 license manager. The Lserv4 license manager can run on both Windows 95 and Windows NT platforms and is Y2K compliant ....
v3.35 2/18/1998First version released for Tanner Distribution
This is the first version of the PLOT macro that was released for general consumption via Tanner EDA. It has been tested together with L-Edit 7.0 to be released in March 98.
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