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Tips and tricks for magic (Version 6.3)
Searching for nets:
Yes, magic does actually let you search for node names. Use :specialopen netlist. Then click on the box underneath label, you will be prompted for the name of the label you want to search for. Enter the name, and then press enter twice. Click on show, and then find, magic will then highlight the net.
Bulk node extraction:
Problems with getting the bulk node to extract correctly? Try labeling the well with the node name that it is connected to.
Supposedly :cif in magic will automatically paint in the wells correctly. However this is not always the case. If you are using mosis 2u technology, and your wells are getting strange notches in them, you might try changing the grow 300 shrink 300 lines in your lambda=1.0(pwell) and lambda=1.0(nwell) cif sections of your tech file to grow 450 shrink 450. (Remember you can use :cif see CWN to see nwell, if :cifostyle is nwell, or :cif see CWP to see pwell if its pwell technology to preview what will be done with the well. You may use :feedback clear to erase what it shows you.)
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