Find the Available Adjacent Space to a Layout Cell from the Shell
Digital designs often require “emergency” changes to make just a little more room. This demonstration writes a script to locate a particular cell and its neighboring cells.
Next, we look through the list of neighboring cells, find the closest neighbors, and calculate the number of adjacent placement grids available as filler cells. Whether you call it wiggleroom, a shoe-horn, or just a squeeze it in, it happens all the time.
Here, we use the power of the Polygon Operators Extension to expedite our search, using figure sets detected as touching a resized version of our selected cell.