The OpenAccess plug-in (see 2.11) makes it possible for Xic to access Cadence cell libraries, by making use of the OpenAccess libraries provided with the Cadence installation.
When accessing Virtuoso design data, Xic should be provided with a consistent technology file. The Cadence compatibility features include the ability to read Virtuoso display resource, ASCII technology, and GDSII layer mapping files. These files are provided in the process design kit in use. The user should create a skeletal Xic technology file which will read these files. Then, layout appearance will be consistent between Virtuoso and Xic.