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The Create Cell Button: Create New Cell

The Create Cell button in the Edit Menu will create a new cell from the currently selected objects. The user is prompted for a name for the new cell. The new cell is created in memory, and should be saved to disk if future use is intended. It is marked as ``modified'' so the user will be given the chance to save it when exiting Xic.

The !sqdump function is similar, but writes a native file to disk and does not create a cell in memory.

In electrical mode, note that the new cell is not a subcircuit. It must be edited and connection points added (with the subct command) before it can be used in another circuit.

The user is given the option to replace the selected objects with an instance of the new cell.

By default, an attempt to overwrite a cell already in memory will fail. If the CrCellOverwrite variable is set, existing cells in memory can be overwritten (use this with care).


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Stephen R. Whiteley 2017-03-22