Question:

There is an OrCAD user in our company that just inherited a computer that had Capture CIS installed for another user. OrCAD was configured to be used "only for me.” What do we need to do to give the new user access to Capture CIS? He is currently logging in using the old user’s log in credentials, but this is causing problems. Do we need to re-install all of the software? What do we need to do to un-install the software that is no longer needed? 

 

Suggested Solution:

It is unnecessary to reinstall all of the software. To enable software use for the new user, complete the steps that follow. 

  1. Browse to C:\Cadence\SPB_17.4\tools\InstallUtils" and run "InstallConfig.exe."  




  2. Select the task: “Configure environment to use another user installation."
     
  3. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions.
     
  4. Verify the tool is run using the new user's account. This configures their account to use the existing installation without needing to reinstall the software.