I would like to turn off the ability of the drc run to show the transcript off the run during its run.
Is there a switch for that?
Not a switch as such, but if you structure your rule file so that the top level rule file is just "INCLUDE <name of current rule file>", then that INCLUDE line will be the only bit that is echoed to the transcript. (This assumes you do not have CALIBRE_ECHO_RULE_FILE set; that environment variable is sometimes turned on for debugging.)
Oh, and while I was checking that I had the correct environment variable name, I found that if you are using Calibre Interactive, there is a setting that also causes the rules to be echoed out: Setup > Preferences > Misc tab, "Display text of included rule files in transcript". This is turned off by default, so most likely is not a culprit.
Hope this helps-
Thanks for your advice.
I wonder if you're asking how to avoid having the transcript printed when you run the DRC job from the command line?
For that, I use output redirection and send the transcript to a file so it doesn’t scroll on the screen as the job is running. For example:
% calibre –drc –hier rules > log
% calibre –drc –hier rules
I sent the transcript to a file. It works fine,
Is there a way to print run progress in term of % completion instead of transcript log during the batch run?
What products? Some post-tapeout tools support "progress_meter on" in Litho File. The Calibre FullScale platform also puts out progress estimates. I am guessing you probably aren't using those, though, as most Calibre users are on the design side.
I am referring to Calibre nmDRC and LFD products. if possible, could you share documentation reference on how to turn on "progress_meter" ?
Another option is to periodically search the run log file for "OPS COMPLETE". This will give you the current # out of the total.
nmDRC and LFD are design-side products; they do not use Litho File and so can't use progress_meter. Sorry, but perhaps Matt's suggestion will help.
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