How To Do L-Edit GDS Import

By | March 17, 2015

How to Do L-Edit GDS Import

GDS is a common data format for dealing with layout files. L-edit is a very powerful software package, but unfortunately for a new user even simple tasks like importing files can prove to be problematic.

To help you out, here is a quick guide for how to do L-edit GDS import.

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Make Sure You Have an L-Edit Design Open

IYou can’t just import a GDS file into a blank document – you need to open an existing or New Design first:

L-edit GDS import - new file

Select ‘Import Mask Data’

To begin the import, go to File->Import Mask Data->GDSII…

L-edit GDS import  - Import mask dataYou will have the chance to select the gds import options:
L-edit GDS import - GDS settingsIf your import works correctly, you should end up with something like this:L-edit GDS import - end result