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Making Symbols for Computer-Aided Design Automatically

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123028D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hardin, JG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a program which makes symbols for use with computer-aided design. These symbols represent electric or electronic devices on schematics.

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Making Symbols for Computer-Aided Design Automatically

      Disclosed is a program which makes symbols for use with
computer-aided design.  These symbols represent electric or
electronic devices on schematics.

      The program being disclosed is named ms for MakeSymbol.  Input
to the ms program is a text file of information, mainly about the
pins on the device for which the symbol is being created.  The output
of the  program is several files that are used to create a graphical
representation of the symbol.  Simple example table:
  ** TITLE SERIALIZER
  DATA<6>  = 1 = L = = INPUT (-1.6,0.02) =
  DATA<5>  = 2 = L = = INPUT (-1.6,0.02) =
  DATA<4>  = 3 = L = = INPUT (-1.6,0.02) =
  DATA<3>  = 4 = L = = INPUT (-1.6,0.02) =
  DATA<2>  = 5 = L = = INPUT (-1.6,0.02) =
  DATA<1>  = 6 = L = = INPUT (-1.6,0.02) =
           =   = L = =                   =
  CLOCK    = 7 = L = = INPUT (-1.6,0.02) =
  OUTPUT   = 8 = R = = OUTPUT (*,*)      =

Resulting symbol created by the ms program:
             ---------------------------
             |       SERIALIZER        |
            1|                         |
        -----|DATA<6>                  |
            2|                         |
        -----|DATA<5>                  |
            3|      ...