Some of the files under the WDIR (for example: user.cns) are not compatible with all versions of SDD (EE/BSXE/PADS/IND) Flow software, and in some cases can actually cause applications to crash. For this reason it is advisable to maintain a different WDIR location for each release. Here is a simple technique for doing so:

 

  • Create a Configurator.ini file. Place this file in a folder of your choice, although C:\MentorGraphics\win32 is a good and simple to find location (same directory as the Configurator.exe).
    • See below format, which will create a C:\WDIR\<release> for each release that you configure to. For example, C:\WDIR\7.9.5EE and C:\WDIR\9.5PADS, for EE7.9.5 and PADS9.5, respectively.
    • All three lines must appear in order for the WDIR to get set correctly. Change the MGLS_LICENSE_FILE to the port@host (or local file path) for your licensing environment.

 

[defaults]

MGLS_LICENSE_FILE=1717@myServer

WDIR=c:\WDIR\%SDD_VERSION%;%SDD_HOME%\standard

 

 

 

With this setup in place, every time you run the Configurator to switch versions the WDIR will change to the appropriate release-specific folder.

 

For more details and other WDIR switching techniques, refer to pages 98-104 of the attached Managing Mentor Graphics Systems Software (EE7.9.5) manual.