• Tip of the Week: Getting the MAC address on Windows

    Most of you reading this already know that opening a DOS command shell and entering the command 'ipconfig /all' will return a lot of useful information, including the MAC address. If you use the MAC address as the hos...
    ken_foster
    last modified by ken_foster
  • Tip of the Week: Parsing the WDIR Variable

    If you have automation for removing the local WDIR in your Windows environment, then you know the challenge is that %WDIR% can be made of up several paths, like this one:   WDIR=C:\WDIR;\\my\corporate\wdir;C:\Me...
    ken_foster
    last modified by ken_foster
  • Tip of the Week: Testing an Oracle Server Installation

    Testing an Oracle Server Installation Use SQL Plus to verify that the database connection with the Oracle Server is okay.   Note: The Oracle version installed is 11gR2, 11.2.0.3.0   Procedure In Servi...
    JoyM
    last modified by JoyM
  • License File Line-Ending SNAFU

    I recently received a license file for Questa Core, the installation of which had me wrapped around the axel for a few minutes.  Spoiler alert: it was the line endings.   I'm consulting at a painfully small...
    mitchdale
    last modified by mitchdale
  • Tip of the Week: Two common licensing errors

    What does this license error message mean?   There are two messages which regularly we get asked to explain.  They are similar, but refer to different areas of licensing, and have different solutions.  ...
    david_leslie
    last modified by david_leslie
  • Tip of the Week: Two common licensing errors

    There are two messages which we regularly get asked to explain.  They are similar, but refer to different areas of licensing, and have different solutions.     FLEXlm version of the vendor daemon is to...
    david_leslie
    last modified by david_leslie
  • Tip of the Week: Detecting Application Version Using lmstat

    Sometimes users are running applications that are older than you would like or maybe you're just curious. Either way, you can gain insight into the application versions users are running by looking at the usage status...
    guy_wettstein
    last modified by guy_wettstein
  • Tip of the Week: Use the Custom Tab in InfoHub

    A useful but often overlooked feature in the InfoHub documentation system is the custom tab that allows you to provide access to your own documentation from the InfoHub.   Using the custom tab, you can provide l...
    ken_foster
    last modified by ken_foster
  • 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...
    JoyM
    last modified by JoyM
  • 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...
    guy_wettstein
    last modified by guy_wettstein
  • 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...
    guy_wettstein
    last modified by guy_wettstein
  • 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...
    ken_foster
    last modified by ken_foster
  • 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...
    JoyM
    last modified by JoyM
  • 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...
    guy_wettstein
    last modified by guy_wettstein
  • 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...
    andrew_audova
    last modified by andrew_audova
  • 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 ...
    ken_foster
    last modified by ken_foster
  • 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...
    JoyM
    last modified by JoyM
  • 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 / ...
    david_leslie
    last modified by david_leslie
  • 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,...
    guy_wettstein
    last modified by guy_wettstein
  • 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 ...
    ken_foster
    last modified by ken_foster