Innoveda ePD 2004.1 for PC's
The installation takes place onto your local hard drive, using the copy
of the installation software on the SCS application repository.
The CAE libraries, which cannot be made available, unfortunately, through the Xweb
interface, are stored separately in Folder V:\CAE\EPD\libs\2004. You can either
point to that location from your EPD environment, or copy the libraries from that
location to your PC.
Installing EPD 2004.1 on a client PC
- Log in to your PC as *yourself*, the same user you
intend to log in as to run the application after setup.
- Begin by going to the Xweb application installation webpage:
- In the list of applications that appears, find "Innoveda EPD2004.1"
and click on the "Install Now" button to its right.
- After agreeing to the license terms at the bottom of the next page,
the following page lists at the top "Step 1 Install". Click this option,
ignoring the "License keys" window below that.
- On the next "File Download" page, you can choose either "Open" or "Save".
The first choice is under normal circumstances th easiest. It will download
the installation files and then automatically proceed to install the
application. Because the "Open" option is broken at the moment, the
"Save" option has to be selected. This options only downloads the installation
files. You then have to go to the location where you saved the downloaded
files and doubleclick on the *.exe file. This unzips the install files
into a sub-Folder. After the unzipping completes, go to the new subfolder
and double-click on the "setup.exe" file, which will initiate the install.
- On the next security warning page, click again on "Run", in case you
chose "Open" in the previous step.
- After the installation files are downloaded to the local PC,
they are unzipped automatically (if you selected 'Open' previously),
and is a fairly time-consuming process.
- Finally the Mentor install program window appears, in which you select
option "Install Products" and agree to the license conditions in the
window following that.
- In the 'Source and Target' menu, for the source location, select
the Folder from the drop-down list that begins with "\\zwinsan8\..", which
houses the installation files in the case that you 'Open'-ed the installation
files. Othewise, if you selected the 'Save' option originally, then
select the displayed default, which should point to the Folder from which
you are invoking the setup.exe program.
For the Target location, 'Browse' to the local Folder you would like to
The default platform will be 'Windows', which is what you want.
- In the next 'Mentor Graphics Install' menu, check the item in the
upper left corner only - "Integrated Systems Design".
- In the following 'Mentor Graphics Install' menu, in the left-hand
menu, check item "EPD 2004 SPac1".
- In the following screen the products to be installed are displayed,
and you can click on the 'Install' button to begin the installation.
- After the installation is essentially complete, a pop-up window
- At one point the progress bar shows 33% completion. Usually two
DOS command prompt windows appear. In some cases, they do not go away
on their own, in which case you can either 'exit' from them or close
them, as soon as they appear.
- The rest of the installation resumes at this point.
- Following the completion of the installation, you are presented with
the license setup menu: "MGC User Environment - License Wizard" screen, for
setting up your license environment.
- In the following "License Wizard" menu, select "Networked Client".
In the following continuation menu, select "Unix" for the license server
type and specify 'sunlics1' for the server name. After completion of the
installation, you have to be sure to redo the
License Setup Procedure
- Click on the 'Finish' button in the small pop-up informational window
concerning the fact that the LM_LICENSE_FILE variable had been modified.
- In the following menu "MGC User Environment - Start Menu" screen, you
can rename the default "Program Folder" name to whatever you prefer, perhaps
- This completes the installation and you can click on 'Done' in the
"Installation Complete" message window. Click through the last couple of
windows in the obvious way, until you get the original install Xweb screen,
which you can also exit at this point.
- If you do not yet have a WDIR environment variable defined, refer to the next
section Environment Variables
- Libraries are available in folder:
V:\CAE\EPD\libs\2004 (unchanged from EPD2004)
These can be pointed to from your local environment or copied to your local disk.
- This completes the main installation
A couple of environment variables should be verified at this point.
As system Administrator, check the settings of certain environment variables
by going to the 'start', 'settings', 'control panel', 'system',
(Advanced, for Win XP) 'environment' menu.
Make sure you don't have this variable set as both a system variable and a user
variable in an incompatible way. If not already set correctly, set or add to
the front of the exising list, the value:
27010@sunlics1; 27010@sunlics2; 27010@sunlics3
It would be a good idea to have the LM_LICENSE_FILE variable defined only
as a system variable. If you have it defined also as a user variable, it would
be better to add those entries to the system variable definition and then
remove the user variable entirely.
Another thing to check is that you have user environment variable 'WDIR'
defined. Along with a local, writable working directory path, it should
(local installation directory)\2004.1\standard
Switching between EPD 3.1 and 2004.1
- To switch between version 3.1 and 2004.1 it is necessary to run the so-called
'Configurator', as follows:
To switch TO EPD 3.1, call the "Configurator" menu option from the
Start/Programs menu item for EPD 3.1.
To switch TO EPD 2004.1, call its "The MGC SDD Configurator" menu
option from the Start/Programs menu item for EPD 2004.1.
If it isn't possible to even invoke the main program, you can alternatively
call the 'configurator.exe' program located in folder:
installation directory of the relevant EPD version\win32\configurator.exe,
where you can double-click on it to run it.
This completes the client PC installation process.
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Last updated: May 25, 2005