We are OA based, so you can plug and play with Cadence. As far as your present methodologies, let's face it, when was the last time you taped out in time? You are always late getting out, and you always cut corners at the end on your verification process. An automated, correct by construction flow is what you should be doing, not a flow based on waiting, verification, and troubleshooting. No more duct tape, staples, retrofitting, etc. Ever hear the expression "measure twice, cut once"? Setup the measures properly, then hit the O (optimization), P (autoplacement), and R (autorouting) buttons and simulate the final placements. If you think you can improve what we did, you can edit in our tool, or any other Open Access based system.