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XSCH(1)			   ALLIANCE Reference Manual		       XSCH(1)

NAME
       xsch - graphical	schematic viewer

SYNOPSIS
       xsch  [-l  file_name]  [-xor]  [-install]  [-force]  [-I	 input_format]
       [-slide file_name ...]

DESCRIPTION
       Xsch is a graphical schematic viewer. All functionnalities can  be  ac-
       cessed  through	different  menus.   Xsch  works	under Motif and	X11r6.
       When entering Xsch, the main window appears and shows 5 different menus
       on  the	top  bar. These	menus can be entered by	simply clicking	on the
       mouse left button. Here is the description of these menus.

       File	 Open :	load an	existing file. Note that a file	with the  same
		 name  and  the	 extention  .xsc can be	used to	attach special
		 colors	and comments to	all displayed objects (see  below  for
		 details).
		 Quit :	quit xsch.

       Edit	 Identify : identify a selected	object.
		 Connected : highlight a selected object.
		 Search	: search an object by its name.

       View	 Zoom  :  perform  zoom	 in, zoom out, center, fit, refresh on
		 figure.
		 Layer : select	types of layers	displayed.
		 Map : show cursor position in the entire figure.
		 Arrows	: show arrows for moving at the	grid step.
		 Grid :	Set the	X,Y step of the	grid if	displayed.

       Tools	 Hierarchy : enable user to browse into	the design hierarchy.
		 Message : display the last error messages

       Setup	 Save or load a	user defined  configuration  of	 default  dis-
		 played	menus.

SPECIAL	KEYS
       +/-    Next or previous file in slide mode.

OPTIONS
       -l file_name
	      Load the file file_name (with or without extention)

       -xor   Two graphic cursor methods can be	used, invert or	xor.

       -force this option force	all graphical objects to be displayed.

       -install
	      Switch to	a private color	map.

       -I input_format
	      Specifies	the input format (vst(5), al(5), vbe(5))

       -slide file_name	...
	      Enables slide mode, all specifies	files will be displayed	one by
	      one using	keys +/- in the	graphic	window.

XSC FILE FORMAT
       # Example of .xsc file
       #
       # To attach a particular	color and comment to a box :
       # B:box_name:color:comment
       # color is an integer from 0 to 32, or -1 for no_color
       # comment is a string
       B:my_box:0:this box should be blue
       B:another_box:-1:this won't change the box color
       #
       # To attach a particular	color and comment to a net :
       # N:net_name:color:comment
       N:my_net:15:this	net should be green
       #
       # To attach a particular	color and comment to a connector :
       # C:connector_name:color:comment
       C:my_con:32:this	connector should be red
       #
       # To attach a particular	color and comment to a path :
       # P:from_name:net_name:to_name:color:comment
       P:my_con:my_net:my_box:15:this path should be green

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       MBK_CATA_LIB
	      indicates	the path to the	read only libraries to be used.

       MBK_WORK_LIB
	      indicates	the path to the	read directory for the session.

       MBK_IN_LO
	      indicates	the file format	to be used.

       XSCH_PARAM_NAME (optionnal)
	      indicates	the path to the	parameter file used by Xsch.

       SEE ALSO
	      mbk(1), MBK_CATA_LIB(1), MBK_WORK_LIB(1),	PAT(5),	asimut(1)

ASIM/LIP6		       September 1, 2000		       XSCH(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | SPECIAL KEYS | OPTIONS | XSC FILE FORMAT | ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

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