kic - an editor for integrated circuits and photolithography masks
kic [-t <tech>] [-d <display>] [<kicfile>]
<tech> Information about layer names and general preferences are taken
from the file stored in the library with the name
kic_tech.<tech> , e.g with the option -tabc , the technology
file kic_tech.abc is used. Technology files are searched in the
current directory or the one defined with the environment
is the X11 display name to be used. If not given, $DISPLAY will
is the file that should be edited.
kic is an interactive graphical editor for drawing patterns used to
generate photomasks for lithography (production of integrated circuits
etc). Note from the README file accompanying the distribution:
KIC is distributed by Whiteley Research Inc., www.wrcad.com.
Disclaimer: Steve Whiteley and Whiteley Research Inc. don’t guarantee
or imply that this software is suitable for any purpose. This is free
public domain software, use at your own risk.
More help is to be found in the built-in help or in the stand-alone
help reader kichelp (which accesses the same file).
directory where technology files, logo font, and help texts are
stored (default depends on the installation, probably
help file for kichelp and builtin help (formatted ASCII, can be
font for LOGO (text writing) command
Too large files (flat of several dozens of MB) may hang the program.
If a layer is not defined in the current technology file, the program
just complains and shows nothing. The user has to add the layer
manually (either with the ATTri command or in the technology file
Layer names with less than 4 characters may not be recognized in
imported files, if the layer definition line does not end with ’;’
Coordinates with resolutions below 1/10 of the unit (1um normally)
cannot be generated with KIC but are displayed correctly. Coordinate
entry (CTRL-E) is a replacement for pointing, therefore also subject to
grid snapping (i.e, truncation).
kichelp (stand-alone help reader, no manpage)
This manpage was written by Y.Bonetti
for the Debian GNU/Linux project, based on the KIC sources, its
accompanying documentation, and experience.
$Date: 2007/11/06 16:11:07 $ $Revision: 1.1 $