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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 accessed 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 displayed 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)