1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 1, 2015 8:35 AM by ken_foster

    No license was found for feature viewdraw

    cwang

      I was using DxDesigner + PADS Layout v9.5 in the past and recently upgrading the license to PADS VX1.1.  I did not install the new software yet because I want to finish up the current design before switching new software version.  I was told that the old version software will still work with the new license.  However, when opening the old DxDesigner using the new license file, I got:

       

      The following FLEXlm errors were found:

          Server c:\mentorgraphics\license_files\license.txt: Cannot find license file.

      The license files (or license server system network addresses) attempted are

      listed below.  Use LM_LICENSE_FILE to use a different license file,

      or contact your software provider for a license file.

      Feature:       viewdraw

      Filename:      C:\flexlm\license.dat

      License path:  C:\flexlm\license.dat;

      FLEXnet Licensing error:-1,359.  System Error: 2 "No such file or directory"

      For further information, refer to the FLEXnet Licensing documentation,

      available at "www.flexerasoftware.com".

       

          Server C:\flexlm\license.dat: Cannot find license file.

      The license files (or license server system network addresses) attempted are

      listed below.  Use LM_LICENSE_FILE to use a different license file,

      or contact your software provider for a license file.

      Feature:       viewdraw

      Filename:      C:\flexlm\license.dat

      License path:  C:\flexlm\license.dat;

      FLEXnet Licensing error:-1,359.  System Error: 2 "No such file or directory"

      For further information, refer to the FLEXnet Licensing documentation,

      available at "www.flexerasoftware.com".

       

      and when opening PADS Layout v9.5 I got:

       

      The following FLEXlm errors were found:

          Server c:\mentorgraphics\license_files\license.txt: Cannot find license file.

      The license files (or license server system network addresses) attempted are

      listed below.  Use LM_LICENSE_FILE to use a different license file,

      or contact your software provider for a license file.

      Feature:       pwrshell

      Filename:      C:\flexlm\license.dat

      License path:  C:\flexlm\license.dat;

      FLEXnet Licensing error:-1,359.  System Error: 2 "No such file or directory"

      For further information, refer to the FLEXnet Licensing documentation,

      available at "www.flexerasoftware.com".

       

          Server C:\flexlm\license.dat: Cannot find license file.

      The license files (or license server system network addresses) attempted are

      listed below.  Use LM_LICENSE_FILE to use a different license file,

      or contact your software provider for a license file.

      Feature:       pwrshell

      Filename:      C:\flexlm\license.dat

      License path:  C:\flexlm\license.dat;

      FLEXnet Licensing error:-1,359.  System Error: 2 "No such file or directory"

      For further information, refer to the FLEXnet Licensing documentation,

      available at "www.flexerasoftware.com".

       

      I did check the license file Host ID, which matches with my dongle ID.

       

      Any suggestion will be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: No license was found for feature viewdraw
          ken_foster

          Cwang,

           

          Based on the messages you provided, I think your license file variable is incorrectly defined:

           

          Server c:\mentorgraphics\license_files\license.txt: Cannot find license file

           

          Perhaps there is a typo in this path or in the actual file name?

           

          Another clue is the license path only includes the Flex default:

           

          License path:  C:\flexlm\license.dat;

           

          You can run the command 'lmutil lmpath -status' to see the complete license search path.

           

          Best regards,

          Ken Foster

          Mentor Graphics Global Support and Services