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Over a year ago when the new Virtuoso ADE product suite was released, we had our fingers crossed. Today, we feel immense pleasure to mention that the new Virtuoso ADE product suite is well-received by the ADE customers and has been getting appreciation across geographies. It's now evident that the newer products– Virtuoso ADE Explorer, Virtuoso ADE Assembler, Virtuoso Variation Option, and Virtuoso ADE Verifier – are much more powerful, efficient, robust, and dynamic, and are gradually taking over their older counterparts. But,Cadence supports both set of products for now, and as the products are co-existing, it’s important to manage license usage and consumption among these products.
Yes, the older set of products are very much supported with the new product licenses! As you have a mix of old and new ADE products available at the moment, you can open ADE L using the ADE Explorer or ADE Assembler licenses and ADE XL using the ADE Assembler license. Before we move ahead, let's get answers to some specific questions you may have in mind, such as:
Well, if you are interested in setting up license preferences to control the license usage and checkout order among old and new set of ADE products, you’ll be glad to know that Cadence provides the adeMaestroCheckoutOrder environment variable, which you can set in your .cdsinit file or CIW as shown below:
envSetVal("asimenv" "adeMaestroCheckoutOrder" 'cyclic "ADE_Maestro")
You can control the license checkout order by setting this variable to one of the following values:
Yes, you can! The checkoutOrder environment variable helps control the license checkout order for ADE Explorer and Assembler. Here’s how you can set it in your .cdsinit file or CIW:
envSetVal("maestro.license" "checkoutOrder" 'cyclic "Explorer_Assembler")
You can set this variable to one of the following values:
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