GDS3D is a cross-platform 3D hardware accelerated viewer for chip layouts. Read standalone GDS files or use the Cadence plugin for easy integration with your Virtuoso environment.
Developed by PhDs of the IC-Design Group, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Interactive 3D flying through layout
- High performance, high FPS rendering of big layouts on consumer hardware
- Hardware accelerated on many platforms
- GDSII file input
- Enable / disable layers
- Browse through cell hierarchy
- Measurement ruler
- Explode geometry
- Wire tracing
- Cadence plugin
Nice toy ! Very simple to use.
nice tool !
That is simply brilliant work you have done. It prove that the multi $ companies in this IC CAD are well at sleep. And that there are lots of work to do in this area. I look forward to see a community to back it up. Feature list: net trace, extraction, 3d connextion control.
Thanks for Gds3d, it's the best!
Very nice little project. Got the docs out from gds2pov and managed to customize my process; so then i surfed around my own chip. :) Got ugly fps at first (~2@1M) but flattening/merging redundant geometries prior to stream-out of the gds helped it up to ~30. A bit sad that the source isnt released.