Change the color of some wires in Cadence Virtuoso can be useful in schematics with a lot of wires.
By default Cadence Virtuoso use the color ‘CadetBlue’ for all the wires and labels, but this can be modified. Here, I am going to explain both methods:
Change only some specific wires
This is very useful when you want to organize and mark some wires with and specific function by using different color as the default one.
steps–> When creating the wire (with the Keybind ‘w’), press F3.
Then choose any color. From now on you will draw all the wires with that chosen color.
You may choose again the ‘CadetBlue’ color to come back to the default blue color.
–> Once the wire is created you can select the wire and go to the property editor (pressing the bindkey ‘q’) and selecting the desired color.
Default color of all the wires
You have to enter in the CIW window and then go to Tools>> Display Resource Manager >> Edit… Other option for this is by modifying the file “display.drf”.
In this window you can modify the colors of all the layers Virtuoso is showing. For the wire color, just find the layer labeled as “wire” and change the color.