Automation Manager

Document created by jeremy_parker on Sep 5, 2012Last modified by jeremy_parker on Nov 17, 2016
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The Automation Manager is a program created to help users customize DxDesigner, Expedition, Library Manager and Cell Editor menu systems without knowing how to write the underlying code. This benefits the user by saving time and resources, allowing them to focus on the tools while having a customized "out of the box" feel.  The average user will spend a day to do the research on how to implement custom menu structures for each of the different types of automation scripts (.vbs, .efm and .exe) Mentor supports. With the Automation Manager, custom menu structures can easily be added within minutes of starting the tool from scratch and modifications can be made in seconds.


The Automation Manager, paired with the Automation Community, will allow users to easily customize their own Mentor experience.


In the VX flow, this program must be ran within the MGC PCB Command Window for it to be able to access environment variables.



  • Updated to support VX



  • Added ability to add items to Cell Editor



  • Added ability to edit items
  • Added option to remove scripts from the computer when removing them from Automation Manager
  • Various bug fixes
  • Improved documentation



  • Initial Release


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For any problems or enhancement requests, please contact Jeremy Parker at


Always remember to back up your library or design before running any Automation script.


Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4