• Tip of the Week: CCleaner version 4.17 has now been released

    CCleaner version 4.17 of has now been released. In version 4.17 they have concentrated on improving browser support with the addition of Google Chrome and Opera GPU Cache cleaning. This version has improved Firefox an...
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  • Tip of the Week: Native 64-bit Mentor Standard Licensing for Linux

    With the MSL v2014_1 release, we now have a 100% 64-bit MGLS for Linux x64. This means that for your Mentor license server, you no longer have to load 32-bit OS compatibility libraries to run MGLS.   You can dow...
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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: Top 5 Most Important Things to Include in a Service Request

    Those of you who frequent the Mentor Graphics Community have provided a tremendous benefit to the community at large; providing solutions and sharing your experiences for the benefit of others. By coming here and acti...
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  • Tip of the Week: Explanation of Oracle patch levels.

    In Oracle nomanclature, patch 10404530 refers to the base 11.2.0.3 install. Using the term 'patch' may cause confusion but that is how Oracle refers to their software. Oracle base version 11.2.0.3.0 automatically con...
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  • Tip of the Week: Reminder About Dongle Support in PADS VX.0

    With the release of PADS VX.0, the Aladdin USB (9-) hardware key is now the only supported dongle. We began dongle discontinuations a few years ago and they have trickled out release by release. The PADS VX.0 is a maj...
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  • PADS VX.0: Learn more about licensing and infrastructure changes

    Now that PADS VX.0 is available for download on SupportNet, here are some key links to determine if your license file will run the release, and what else you need to know to get up and running successfully:   Wh...
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  • Tip of the Week: Enable Multilib Support on RHEL 6

    Mentor Graphics products built on 32-bit Linux platforms can run on a 64-bit OS, but they still require 32-bit runtime libraries. On RHEL 6 the 32-bit libraries are not included with the media, but they are available ...
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  • Tip of the Week: There is a new executable directory location in vNPI 9.4

    The main application tree is now version specific, ‘VNPI_94’, and the executable directory is now generically named, ‘edir’. For example: C:\MentorGraphics\Valor\VNPI_94\edir The 'edir' directo...
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  • Tip of the Week: Vacation Reading!

    With the vacation season approaching fast, can I recommend some interesting articles on Mentor's blog pages.   Alternatively, you could take a look while waiting for software to load (as this is the Licensing / ...
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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: RSCM service account credentials

    The Remote Server Configuration Manager (used to enable the concurrent design features available in most Mentor Graphics PCB flows) is a service that requires credentials in order to run. In the case where the design ...
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  • Tip of the Week: What version of FLEXnet do I have currently installed?

    Open Lmtools and click Help > About Or Open a command prompt window and navigate to the folder where the license manager resides. Run the command: lmutil lmver lmgrd
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  • Tip of the Week: Which Questa / Modelsim release am I entitled to use?

    Licenses have both an expiry date and a version number.  The expiry date is easy to read, but what about the version number?   The version number (sometimes referred to by Mentor as the “Exact Access ...
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  • Tip of the Week: Will my license file allow me to run PADS VX?

    With the PADS VX release just around the corner, now is the time to download your most current license file from SupportNet, to check and make sure it will support the new release:   SupportNet license file down...
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  • Tip of the Week: Take Notes in Your Browser

    I stumbled on an interesting little browser trick this week. You can make your browser take notes.   Paste the following into the address bar and press Enter:        data:text/html,%20&...
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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: Limit startup programs to speed up your computer

    Sometimes programs you install are set to automatically run each time Windows starts up. You may not even realize the software is running in the background, since you may not see any visual sign of the program. Howeve...
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  • Tip of the Week: Changing your password

    The HeartBleed bug has been in the news this week, so this week’s tip is to remind users to change their Supportnet and Community passwords.   Changing your Supportnet / Community password   In Suppo...
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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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