Does the eExp View requires a separate License?
Technote mg553145 gives details of how the licensing works for eEXP and eDxD View.
Jackie – This was fast!!!
I also looked at:
1. The TechNote says that a CCZ file is generated however actually a *.ccE ("E") is generated instead.
2. It is also said that:
· The eExp View file is created at the following location:
· The eDxD View file is created at the following location:
3. I did not succeed generating the …/eExp/*.cce (Expedition version) – can you help farther?
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You should output cce file from menu file -export. In recent version, only encrypted cc file be supported. Also you can output a layout cce during ECO-back annotate in ExpeditionPCB.
Additionally, You need to set the option to on if you wanna view schematics in ExpeditionPCB or view Layout in DxD~
Still did not generate an eExp.cce (Exp View) file. Maybe it is because I work with Planner?
eExp and eDxD be licensed feature. Do you have the license features for it?
Is License required to generate?
PCB Planner doesn't support eDxD viewing and does't support to generated eExp layou data(ccz). You should have pinnacle or ascent license.
Yanfeng is correct, PCB Planner doesn't support viewing of the eDxD files nor does it create the eExp cce file. To create the cce files requires a regular Expedition PCB license. To view the cce files both DxDesigner and Expedition will first check for the viewer licences eExp and eDxD and use these lower cost options to open the files. If neither licence is available DxDesigner will use an Expedition licence starting with Ascent and progressing to Pinnacle if that is the only licence available. Exopedition will use a DxDesigner licence if no eDxD licence is available.
On the same topic I would like to promote my Idea
Essentially when or if/you run out of eDXD or eEXP licenses it will start using hier tier licenses like Ascentl2,LX and even pinnacle.
For us this is not cost effective of course to waste a expensive development tool to cross probe.
We want to have the ability to control this if we want just simple denials etc.
The eDXD and eEXP viewers will acquire higher tier licenses if the increment keys are not available or maxed out during utilization.
The current architecture does not support a configurable control to disable this “upgrade” in checkout.Ideally this could be something as easy as a environmental variable or a text config control that an administrator could manage perhaps?
For example: Admin changes X to deny, and if a user attempts to run eDxD or eExP while the licenses are unavailable they receive a general denial and license dialog. Later we could run metrics on denials and scale appropriately as needed.
One of the primary benefits of eDxD and eExP Is the lower cost in comparison to the higher tier DxD, Ascent, Ascent LX & Pinnacle.
The fact that it the license acquisition can elevate the request and potentially acquire a license for a much higher value tool is not ideal or cost effective for customers .
It is more preferable to have a cross probe user be temporarily denied eExP vs . someone inadvertently reserving a 57k PCB seat to cross probe back and forth.
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