The OctTools is a collection of programs and libraries that
together form an integrated system for IC design.
The system includes tools for PLA and multilevel logic synthesis,
standard cell placement and routing, and custom cell design,
along with a variety of utility programs
for manipulating schematic, symbolic, and geometric design data.
Most tools are integrated with the Oct data manager,
the VEM user interface, and the design manager VOV.
The software is written in C and requires UNIX and the X window system
(including the Athena Widget Set).
A few tools are written in C++ and require the g++ compiler.