You will learn how to use OptiBPM by:
• Defining materials
• Defining 2D and 3D channel profiles
• Defining the layout settings
• Creating a basic project
• Inserting the input plane
• Running the simulation
Note: A new option has been added with OptiBPM 10.0.1, called “Auto define example profiles and materials for a new project”. With this option enabled (the default setting), the Initial Properties dialog box is already loaded with a suitable example. This allows you to skip the following steps that define material, profile, and wafer settings. With this option enabled, you can skip the Initial Properties definitions by clicking OK in the Initial Properties dialog box. Then go directly to “Creating a basic project” on page 189.
To create a project from scratch, as shown in this tutorial, click OK in the Initial Properties dialog box, and go to Preferences>>Layout Options. Then unselect the Auto define example profiles and materials for a new project checkbox. The next time you open a new project, there will be no predefined material or profile. Set your own material definitions and profiles as shown in the following steps.