DXD, PADS Layout wouldn't open after upgrading from 9.3.1 to 9.5

Discussion created by Shameer on Jun 24, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2013 by Shameer

I have been using DxDesigner/PADS Layout 9.3.1 and recently upgraded to 9.5. Neither DxDesigner nor PADS Layout would start anymore now. They throw up the errors as attached files. I have tried the following but it did not fix the issue.


Run the Registry editor tool (regedit)

Search for full path locations of "powerpcb.exe" through the registry and make sure all references have the correct path. If there are references to older version locations, modify the path to the correct version of powerpcb.exe

If the cause is an old PADS path in the PATH variable, the solution is to remove that path.


Has anyone who upgraded to 9.5 come accross a similar error? Could you please shed some light on it? Thanks very much.