The first section of a WSS file contains some general information about the
file. The section holds the following three tuples:
- VERSION. This keyword is used to handle possible future
extensions of the file format. Whenever a major change (e.g. a new section
is introduced) occurs the version number should be increased. This allows
detection and handling of older versions.
- NAME. Defines a unique name for the whole wafer.
- DIMENSION. Defines the geometrical dimension of the file. This
number must correspond to the number of coordinates of a point (in the
POINTS section) and also with the number of points that are referenced by
an element in a GRID section.
The VERSION and NAME keywords expect a string as value,
the DIMENSION keyword expects an integer argument. Strings must be
quoted if they contain one or more spaces (e.g.: "a string with
spaces"). For strings without spaces the quotation is
optional. Fig. B.2 depicts the syntax definition of the INFO section.
Fig. B.3 shows an example of a WSS INFO section.
Syntax of INFO section.
Sample INFO section of a WSS file.