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The Save Tech Button: Update Technology File

The Save Tech button in the Attributes menu will pop up a small panel, from which one may write an updated technology file to disk. This file provides setup information to Xic, and is read on program start-up. The file will reflect the current settings of the configurable attributes, layers, etc.

The Write Tech File panel has three radio buttons that select how parameters that are currently set to program defaults will be handled. By default, keywords which would specify a default value are omitted from the file, providing a more compact file. However, it may be useful to include the defaults in the file, to facilitate future hand-editing. If Comment default definitions is selected, these lines will be added to the technology file as comments. If Include default definitions is selected, these lines will be added as active text.

An entry area allows the user to change the name of the file to write. The default is to use ``xic_tech'' with an extension, if any, that was given to Xic on startup with the -T option, written in the current directory. The base name must be ``xic_tech'' and the file must be located in the library search path in order to load the new file when Xic is restarted.

The radio buttons track and set the status of the TechPrintDefaults variable.


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Stephen R. Whiteley 2017-11-08