There is no Dxdesigner viewer and you can't invoke Dxdesigner without grating a license. Mentor provide VisECAD viewer free to any user.
you can use VisECAD to view and check schematics if Dxdesigner data have output .cce schematics data there.
Hello, thanks for your comments. Lately we have been running out of licenses for Dx and we are still able to open Dx but only in Read-Only mode. I thought that there may be a mode, or way, to launch Dx but not check out a license.
You can always change the license path so it doesn't find the license.
this is new to me, and very exciting.
What version and on what flow (netlist or iCDB) are you using DxD, so that when licenses are run out you see that it opens in read only mode?
And how do you know that you entered this read only mode? Any indicators?
DxDesigner always consumes a licence, it depends on which particular combinations you have. For EE two licences are checked out viewdraw and intexpflow. If you have more viewdraw licences than intexpflow then DxDesiger will use a viewdraw licence to open an EE project read-only. Similarly for the netlist flow, two licences are consumed for the netlist flow.
so the answer is: Yes there is a way to open DxD in read only mode: it needs only a ViewDraw license.
1 no license: tool does not start
2 only Viewdraw: tool opens in read only mode
3 only IntExpFlow: ???
4 both ViewDraw and IntExpFlow: tool in complete read write mode.
Is this formulation correct?
Thanks for the clarification.
Hi, can you please tell me waht "intexpflow" means? Thanks, joe
Not really, you don't have any control over the licence check-out sequence. The situation where you'd have more viewdraw licences than the matching flow licence is not the normal situation, it usually means the user has some old viewdraw licences in addition to his flow based products, or a mixture of netlist flow and Expedition flow products. Once the pairs have run out DxDesigner will consume any remaining viewdraw licences, but without the 'flow' licence cannot edit the design (for Expedition the matching flow licence is intexpflow and for a netlist is netlistflow). So to get to this point you'd need to open enough Expedition projects to consume all of the intexplflow licences before you have 'spare' viewdraw licences. eDxD (the embedded viewer) or ViseCAD are the Mentor supported solutions.
intexpflow = Integrated Expedition Flow
after reading this discussion I decided that it is time to suggest to implement DxD in read-only mode. Or as the original poster said it "in browse mode", so that no full DxD license is needed.
I have posted a Mentor Idea to promote this.
D13220 - DxD in read-only mode
Please do support this idea and vote for it.