# pdsXsectionItem

for the minimum also. This can be used in BB design or parameter.If

*min*is set, then OptoDesigner will also validate curves against this value - so the "logical" value rather (per-se) the geometrical value as due to

*grid/map*you may have different values for that.

If this is not intended, use

*useDrc="false"*as attribute.

## Structure

This element does not have elements. The attributes are shown below, in a*sorted per type*fashion.

<pdsXsectionItem max="..." min="..." useDrc="..." ... > ... </pdsXsectionItem>

### XSD

The schema file can be downloaded or viewed at xPDK_Base.## Details

### max

*Type pdaExpression documentation:*

Expression need to be commonly evaluated by many software, so having a restricted set of math / types and so on is key. In PDAFlow lib2/expr there is a yacc/lex parser available with some unit support as well as double / complex expressions. An alternative is tinyexpr, but this is more restrictive, so may be very unhandy for things like waveguide model expressions.

### min

*Type pdaExpression documentation:*

Expression need to be commonly evaluated by many software, so having a restricted set of math / types and so on is key. In PDAFlow lib2/expr there is a yacc/lex parser available with some unit support as well as double / complex expressions. An alternative is tinyexpr, but this is more restrictive, so may be very unhandy for things like waveguide model expressions.