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Design Automation Conference (1988)
Anaheim, CA, USA
June 12, 1988 to June 15, 1988
ISBN: 0-8186-0864-1
pp: 269-274
Gedye , Div. of Comput. Sci., California Univ., Berkeley, CA, USA
Katz , Div. of Comput. Sci., California Univ., Berkeley, CA, USA
A design browser is a tool for exploring the interconnected web of design objects managed by a CAD (computer-aided design) database. The browser described here presents this information graphically-directed graphs are drawn to show the relationships that exist between objects in the database. Since graphs can become very large, techniques referred to as rectangular and hourglass pruning have been developed to reduce the information displayed to a manageable level. This browser allows designers to visualize the rich, multidimensional structure of their designs.
CAD database, VLSI, chip design database, design browser, (computer-aided design), directed graphs, hourglass pruning

Katz and Gedye, "Browsing the chip design database," Design Automation Conference(DAC), Anaheim, CA, USA, 1988, pp. 269-274.
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