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Ansys RaptorX: How to Create RaptorX Techfiles (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

This course will provide guidelines on enabling RaptorX, the Ansys silicon-optimized electromagnetic solver, for a particular foundry technology. This is achieved through a process configuration tool that runs in GUI and batch mode. All required steps to generate a RaptorX technology enablement will be covered through a hands-on example for a 16-metal process.


  • Basic understanding of IC design flows and RaptorX. 
  • Some general familiarity with Process Design Kits.

Teaching Method

Slide presentation and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. 

Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how RaptorX supports foundry tech files. 
  • Select appropriate PDK inputs for building the RaptorX technology files. 
  • Distinguish the various implementation options offered in Process Configurator and select accordingly. 
  • Use Process Configurator in both UI and batch mode to enable RaptorX on a particular technology. 
  • Set up a complete user environment for RaptorX.
  • Run sanity checks for the generated RaptorX tech files.

 Available Dates

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with a Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.

Self-paced Learning 

Complete a class on your own schedule at your own pace. Scope is equivalent to Instructor led classes. Includes video lecture, workshops and input files. All our Self-Paced video courses are only available with an Ansys Learning Hub subscription.


This 30-minute virtual training session covers:

  • Overview of the RaptorX environment setup. 
  • RaptorX inputs. 
  • Introducing Process Configurator. 
  • Process Configurator example with iRCX input in UI mode. 
  • Process Configurator output: Review the generated RaptorX enablement.
  • Set up RaptorX user environment and run sanity checks.
  • Process Configurator example with iRCX in batch mode: Review inputs and outputs (RaptorX tech files).
  • Process Configurator Batch mode vs UI: Decide which flow is better suited to requirements.