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NAME

       kic - an editor for integrated circuits and photolithography masks

SYNOPSIS

       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 variable KIC_LIB_DIR.

       <display>
              is the X11 display name to be used. If not given, $DISPLAY will be used.

       <kicfile>
              is the file that should be edited.

DESCRIPTION

       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).

ENVIRONMENT

       KIC_LIB_DIR
              directory  where  technology  files,  logo font, and help texts are stored (default
              depends on the installation, probably /usr/lib/kic)

FILES

       $KIC_LIB_DIR/kic_help.txt
              help file for kichelp and builtin help (formatted ASCII, can be modified)

       $KIC_LIB_DIR/kic_tech.*
              technology files

       $KIC_LIB_DIR/logofont.kic
              font for LOGO (text writing) command

BUGS

       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 itself).

       Layer names with less than 4 characters may not be recognized in imported  files,  if  the
       layer definition line does not end with ';' (semicolon).

       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).

SEE ALSO

       kichelp (stand-alone help reader, no manpage)

AUTHOR

       This manpage was written by Y.Bonetti
       [gopher://freeshell.org/1/users/yargo]
       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 $                                  KIC(1)