• Determining the Hostid for Licensing

    Note: For instructions specific to the PADS Flow software, please refer to How to verify and install/fix hardware key driver problems with PADS.   The term "hostid" simply refers to a number we can use for lic...
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  • How to disable Catia and NX license in clientprops.xml

    Hi, I would like to disable license in the clientprops.xml for NX & Catia Bridges. What is the feature name for the licenses?   Thanks
    thomas.ruczynski
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  • Tip of the Week: Measuring Network Latency with PingPlotter

    I've been doing a lot of work analyzing network performance lately, and I'm always looking for new ways to gather and help me analyze data quickly. In this Tip of the Week, I'll feature a tool I've recently come to ap...
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  • PADS PCB Design software and regulated standards

    I work for a medical device company.  We design and manufacture medical devices. We are considering PADS PCB Design software for our engineers.  I had a question that I hope you can help me with.  I've ...
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  • Tip of the Week: How to find the command line of a child process

    If you ever need to figure out what the command line is for a sub-invoked or child process, here are some tips:   1). Enable the "Command Line" column in Task Manager   This is a simple and effective way t...
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  • Symbol Editor in xDX Designer VX.1.1

    I am a new user of xDX designer VX.1.1 which I have as a PADS netlist flow. I do not have a PADS layout tool.   I have successfully linked a sample netlist library to my project but now I would like to add and/o...
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  • Tip of the Week:Use mglaunch.exe to run wrapper scripts in VX releases

    VX releases (for example: PADS VX.1.1) set very few environment variables as compared to pre-VX releases (PADS 9.5 and earlier). The only environment variables that get set are the MGLS_LICENSE_FILE and WDIR_<relea...
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  • Tip of the Week: Script to report currently configured SDD release

    Now that VX releases can run side-by-side, it can be tricky to determine the active/current release. For example, if you double-click a .pcb which version of Xpedition or PADS Layout will it launch in?   Further...
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  • Need guidance for basic DPI example

    Hello,   I am trying to run a basic DPI example.   ==================================== =========SV FILE   top.sv ============== module top; import "DPI-C" string_sv2c=function void string_s...
  • Tip of the Week: The Power of WMIC

    I'm a huge fan of command line utilities that provide fast, no-nonsense access to information and allow me to perform some basic configuration tasks. Evidently there are some people at Microsoft who are as well, becau...
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  • Tip of the Week: Mentor License Utility v3.0 - 'Server Services' Tab

    The Server Services tab in Mentor License Utility v3.0, provides quick access to almost every corner of your Mentor Graphics (mgcld daemon) license manager service.   Lmgrd.exe/Mgcld.exe version, TCP port and pr...
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  • Tip of the Week: Managing Windows Variables With Rapid Environment Editor

    One thing that's always been lacking in Windows is a good interface for creating or editing your environment variables, especially when it comes to PATH:     Se what I mean?   Fortunately, there's a...
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  • Tip of the Week: Handy Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

    I believe keyboard shortcuts improve my efficiency. The also make you look like a pro. Here are some of my favorites, which all work on Windows 7:   (Windows + E) - Opens a explorer window to get to your drives,...
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  • Tip of the Week: DOS Tricks - Listing the Elements of a Variable Individually

    When you use the set or echo commands in a DOS command Window to learn the value of an environment variable, it's no problem when the value is only one or two components. But when it's a PATH variable or some other on...
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  • Tip of the Week: Be The Master of Your Control Panel

    Personally, I've never cared for the layout of the Control Panel in Windows 7. As an "admin type", I like to see everything. The default layout of the Control Panel is intended for the average user and perhaps it serv...
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  • Tip of the Week: The PADS Installation and Licensing page

    If you're looking for information on any of the following PADS Flow installation and licensing topics, click on over to the PADS Install and Licensing page!   Important licensing changes in the latest release ...
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  • Tip of the Week – 50 most frequently used Linux commands

    For those of you who are new to Linux, or maybe looking to add some new commands to your system admin toolbox, check out the following article from our friends at thegeekstuff.com, filled with examples and more!  ...
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  • Tip of the Week: Directly Access Environment Variables With a Shortcut.

    In September, I showed you how to more quickly access your Windows environment variables with a keyboard shortcut. But, it gets better.   Here's how you can set up a desktop shortcut to directly access your Wind...
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  • How to generate Dependency Walker log files for Customer Support

    Dependency Walker is a 3rd party freeware utility which identifies the DLLs that are used by an application (executable), and can be very useful in troubleshooting problems where an application behaves unpredictably a...
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  • How to set or edit an environment variable on Windows

    Windows 7/Vista: Right-mouse-click on Computer and select Properties Down the left margin (under Control Panel Home) click the Advanced system Settings option/link Click the Advanced tab Click Environment Variable...
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