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HINT Using Templates or Copying

Examples for More Efficient


Simulation Set-up and Data Display

2 3. If you know the example


project path, you can type
it in and skip the remain-
ing steps. If you do not, go
all of the *.dds files in the
example project are dis-
played.
8. Select the example.dds file
to the Main window and you want to display, and
When you set up a simulation, never
choose File > Copy Project. open it.
start from scratch if you can avoid it.
Often the fastest way to set up a simu- 4. On the From Project: line, 9. Copy and paste desired
lation is to copy a schematic from an click on the Examples but- plots, equations, etc., from
example or from another project. ton and then the Browse the example.dds file into
button. your data display window.
You can use any saved schematic or
5. Traverse the examples
data display window as a template,
directory tree until the Opening
including those in the programs
project that contains the an Example Schematic
examples directory.
data display that you want
You can also open a separate schematic from within a Project
is entered in the Selection
window and display a schematic from field of the Copy From File 1. In a schematic window,
an example or a different project. Browse dialog box. choose Window > Schematic.
6. Clear the Filter field of the 2. In the new Schematic win-
Viewing a Data Display Open data display dialog dow, choose File > Open.
Use the following steps to view a data box. 3. In the Open Design dialog
display from an example file when you 7. Highlight the example box, click Browse.
already have a data display open: selection in the Copy From 4. Traverse the directory tree
File Browse dialog box, and to find the desired project
1. In a Data Display window, choose
paste it into the Filter field and design.
File > New and open a new data dis-
play window. of the Open data display
dialog box. Append the suf-
2. In the new data display window, fix *.dds in this field, and
choose File > Open.

File > Copy Project 3. Define the directory, then click Filter to 4. Select a project,
1. Click the desired directory type. display the projects in
2. Click Browse.

6. Enter a name, 5. To have the copy placed in a different


7. Keep hierarchy directory than the original, click the desired
in copy. 8. Copy the project. directory type and Browse.

Unless you specify a different directory, the copy is placed


in the same directory as the project that was copied.

Figure 1. The Basics of Copying Files

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HINT Managing Projects

10 Use Model
A basic HP Advanced Design
System use model is as follows:
Categorizing Designs
What do you do if you decide
that the numerous schematics
in a particular project need to
1. You create a schematic and
HP Advanced Design System projects then run a simulation, be categorized into subdirecto-
are organized as shown in this exam- which generates a dataset. ries for better organization?
ple (CDMAsrc_prj): The dataset is written into The program does not allow
DataSrcTest.dds the data directory with a subdirectories in the networks
RevLinkSrc.dds .ds suffix. directory, so something else
data must be done. Here are two
2. You open a data display
DataSrcTest.ds solutions:
window to view the results
RevLinkSrc.ds of the simulation. In the Main window, copy
mom_dsn 3. After viewing the simula- the project (File > Copy
networks tion results, you may save Project), and delete
DataSrcTest.ael, etc. the data display window as unwanted designs from the
RevLinkSrc.ael, etc. a .dds file. new project (File > Delete
synthesis Design).
Some users find it easiest
verification To delete unwanted
to keep schematic,
There are other files as well, and they dataset, and data display datasets, use the Data Dis-
are documented in the program manu- names identical. This way, play window command
als. it is easy to determine File > Delete Dataset.
which simulation set-up If you have subcircuits that
was used to generate a par- you want to be able to
ticular data display. access from two projects,
but you do not want to
keep two copies, select
File > Open then File
Current Include > Remove Projects
This area displays any
project directory hierarchy in the current project. to enable you to access
designs in project B from
project A.
Alternatively, you can cre-
ate a new project and just
copy designs from the orig-
inal project into the new
Simulation one (Copy Design in the
data Main window).
Momentum You will have to use an
data operating system file man-
Designs ager to move or copy
DSP datasets and data display
synthesis files.
DRC
data

The Main
window displays the directories Current directory path
that are created for a new projecf
Figure 1. A Typical Directory

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