Question

When I launch OrCAD PCB Editor the license selection dialog opens. However, each time I select a license, I repeatedly get asked to select a license.

What does this mean and how can I resolve the error?

 

Solution

This type of error occurs because PCB Editor reads available licenses from a configuration file, which is not in real time from the License Manager.  Consequently, you are receiving a list of all licenses possible to use rather than a list of licenses currently available.

To resolve your issue, click the button for “Reset License Cache.”  This forces PCB Editor to re-query the license server and list only licenses currently available.  

If no licenses come back as available, work with your IT group to manually query the license server or if you’re on a local license, stop and start your License Manager service.