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pcorbin Active 67 posts since
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Jul 30, 2012 9:44 AM

PADS 2005 Questions

Hello,

 

I have a need to go back to PADS 2005 to make libraries.

 

Questions:

 

1. Will 2005 install and run separately using the configurator without

disturbing my 9.x installations?

 

2. Will PADS 2005 run using the current 2012 authorization codes?

 

3. I need to place all parts on a board and schematic and save to librray to create 2005 libs?

    I think this was posted, Is there an easier way by manipulating the library text files - is it just a header issue

or more involved than that?

 

Thank you,

Patrick

andrew_audova Mentor Graphics 51 posts since
Feb 23, 2009
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Jul 30, 2012 11:59 AM in response to: pcorbin
Re: PADS 2005 Questions

Hi Patrick,

 

I can answer questions 1 & 2:

 

 

1). It depends on the PADS release and where your installations are loaded to:

 

- If PADS 2005 SPac1 or older there is no Configurator so 9.x and 2005 can be loaded to wherever and they shouldn't interfere with each other aside from possible .pcb file association issues with Windows (usually the most recently installed version wins)

 

- If PADS 2005 SPac2 or SPac3 then the Configurator must be run to switch between 2005 and 9.x versions. Make sure you have both versions installed to the same directory location (by default: C:\MentorGraphics) and there should be no issues.

 

For more details refer to Best practices for a successful PADS Flow installation

 

 

2). Mostly, yes. If you are using a newer PADS "suite" license (introduced with PADS 2007.x or newer) you will likely need to update the Mgc.pkginfo file. For details refer to PADS Suite license doesn't work with older releases (video)

 

One key exception where updating the Mgc.pkginfo won't resolve is running DxDesigner with a PADS ES (padses_c) or LS (padsls_c) license; this is not possible in versions older than PADS 9.0.

 

For more details regarding PADS licensing transitions refer to History of key licensing and installation changes/transitions in PADS

 

 

I hope that helps.

 

Cheers,

Andrew

norm.donkersloot Contributor 4 posts since
Aug 8, 2012
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Aug 8, 2012 5:59 AM in response to: andrew_audova
Re: PADS 2005 Questions

Hello,

I'm new to this forum but have been using DxDesigner Version 2005.1.1  for awhile on a Win XP machine. My installation works fine, but a fellow user while looking at the Windows calendar accidently changed the date. After that she gets DxDesigner license errors, even after correcting the computer date.

  Is there a way to correct the problem other than doing an uninstall/install ?

 

Thank you for any reply. Also is there a way to be notified when a reply is posted here if I don't happen to be logged in ?

 

Regards

Norm D.

cathy_terwedow Aficionado 177 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 7:27 AM in response to: norm.donkersloot
Re: PADS 2005 Questions

Hi Norm,

 

To get more visibility for your DxDesigner question, would you please repost it in one of the DxDesigner sub-communities?

 

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-Cathy

norm.donkersloot Contributor 4 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 7:55 AM in response to: cathy_terwedow
Re: PADS 2005 Questions

Ok. I got a couple other replies, one was about the license group.

Gary_Lameris Aficionado 299 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 7:39 AM in response to: norm.donkersloot
Re: PADS 2005 Questions

This should be asked to the licensing team.

http://communities.mentor.com/mgcx/community/licensing_installation

 

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norm.donkersloot Contributor 4 posts since
Aug 8, 2012
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Aug 8, 2012 7:52 AM in response to: Gary_Lameris
Re: PADS 2005 Questions

Ok. Newby mistake. Thanks for the link.

andrew_audova Mentor Graphics 51 posts since
Feb 23, 2009
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Aug 8, 2012 7:47 AM in response to: norm.donkersloot
Re: PADS 2005 Questions

Hi Norm,

 

If the follow the procedure in the following document, it should take care of the problem.

 

How to update the Mgls.dll file using the Mentor License Utility

 

Cheers,

Andrew

norm.donkersloot Contributor 4 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 7:49 AM in response to: andrew_audova
Re: PADS 2005 Questions

Thank you.

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