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 Unable to get Capture to read master capture.ini file 

Last post Tue, May 14 2013 1:36 PM by oldmouldy. 3 replies.
Started by chads108 14 May 2013 11:42 AM. Topic has 3 replies and 900 views
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  • Tue, May 14 2013 11:42 AM

    • chads108
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    Unable to get Capture to read master capture.ini file Reply

    I am trying to set up a master capture.ini file that points to the CIS database and various corporate libraries.  So far, I have not been able to get it to work.  I have added the registry entry MasterSettingsFile to point to it.  I have it in a CDS_SITE defined in my environment.  None of these have worked.  The only way I can read it is to add the /i <path to capture.ini> to the target of my OrCAD icon, but it has to be writable otherwise I get an error, and, for obvious reasons, I need it to read only for multiple users.

     With each of the above settings, OrCAD always defaults to the install capture.ini.

     Any ideas?

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  • Tue, May 14 2013 11:49 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Unable to get Capture to read master capture.ini file Reply
    Which exact version are you using? Help>About in Capture CIS....
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  • Tue, May 14 2013 12:17 PM

    • chads108
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    Re: Unable to get Capture to read master capture.ini file Reply

     Sorry, I meant to include that.  I am running 16.6-s008.

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  • Tue, May 14 2013 1:36 PM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Unable to get Capture to read master capture.ini file Reply

    Check that you used this key, not an "OrCAD" one:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Cadence Design Systems\MasterSettingsFile

    16.6 now uses the "cdssetup" like the other Cadence SPB tools, so the CDS_SITE will need to contain cdssetup\OrCAD_Capture\16.6.0 then have the Capture.ini there

    Checkout the Capture.ini Manager App on the Capture Marketplace (from the Start Page), this is the recommended way to manage the INI file settings now. AFAIK, the 16.6 version was posted recently.

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