How to use PERC to transform the XY coordinates from cell space to world space

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    You can use perc::cache_device to promote the instance up to every containing cell.


    For instance, in the code below, you can use perc::cache_device to promote MN devices all the way to the top level.


    proc rule {} {
        perc::check_device -type {MN} -condition cond


    proc cond {inst} {
         if { ! [perc::is_top $inst] } {
            #If the device is not at the top level, promote
            perc::cache_device $inst
            return 0
         set x [perc::x_coord $inst]
         set y [perc::y_coord $inst]
         puts " Instance Name: [perc::name $inst] -- Location: ($x,$y) - Instance Path: [perc::path $inst -fromTop]"
         return 1


    Note: The code snippet that’s provided will cause all MN devices that are not at the top level to be reported in top-level coordinates.  If this is a large design, your transcript could be huge due to the puts.