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Mine take approx. 11 seconds to start. Same as VX.2.
Maybe something with the license variable setting?
If it points to multiple servers or license files it can take longer to start.
Mine is: MGLS_LICENSE_FILE=1717@servername
I don't think you are missing anything.
Your license setting should be fine - as long as c:\mentorgraphics\license_files\license.txt do exist.
Does the license.txt include the license for your key only? Or does it include licenses for multiple keys?
Because this can also slow down the startup.
Was the previous version of PADS also a long time to start?
Our license.txt file include license for 4 keys, but I try cut 3 others and leave just mine, it's the same
on the previous version (VX.2.1) it wasn't
That is weird.
Is it on all computers or just yours?
Are VX.2.1 still installed on the computer?
Maybe uninstall all PADS from the computer and reinstall?
Can it be your Antivirus program that scans the .exe file when starting?
Otherwise I guess you need to contact Mentor Support.
At 30secs you are lucky! It takes me nearly 2 minutes to start up PADS Layout if the computer has been up for a while. After a fresh reboot, Layout and Logic come up respectably fast. But as time goes on, the start time increases drastically.
Hopefully, this is addressed in an update, but with the glacial pace of Layout and Logic improvements, I am not holding my breath. I won't even hold it long enough to open Layout!
(Video of opening PADS Layout)
1 minute, but feels a bit longer
I should mention that time is consistent across all three computers here. The only common denominator is that PADS takes longer to start if the machine has been on for some time, and if pads has previously been started on the machine.
probably it's fault of the last huge update of windows 10, could someone of the MentorGraphics have a look at it?
I currently have Win10 Build 15063 installed.
It takes 11 to 15 sec. to open PADS Layout.
On another (slower computer) it takes typically 25 sec.
the last one is 1709
Win10 Build 15063 is the same as 1703.
My company has not yet rolled out 1709.
I have the same issue with PADS Designer. It takes about 2 minutes to open a project.
Glad to see I'm not alone. I too take between a minute and two to open VX2.2, as well as another minute+ to open the dialog to export to PDF or to Export the netlist.
Previous version I used regularly was 9.5, which did not have any issues with. I upgraded in Dec 2017.
Win7 Pro SP1, Core i7-3770, 8GB Ram.