Physical Verification System (PVS)

Important!  You will need to read, fill out and agree to the Cadence EULA before you can utilize any Cadence software:

Environment Setup

To run Physical Verification System applications you must do the following:

Version 1912 (ic617, ic618)

    >source /tools/cadence/pvs1912/cshrc.meta

Version 16.1 (ic616, ic617)

    >source /tools/cadence/pvs161/cshrc.meta

Version 15.2 (ic614, ic612)

    >source /tools/cadence/pvs152/cshrc.meta

Running PVS

PVS can be run in Virtuoso and Innovus:

See the Cadence Physical Verification User Guide which is available from command:


To run PVS in standalone gui mode do:


Last revised on March 3, 2020.