Question

I previously launched Capture CIS and selected the OrCAD Capture CIS license as the default, but all of our licenses are in use. I need to switch to a different license, but I am unable to get the product choices dialog to reopen. How can I get the dialog back?

 

Solution

If you previously set a default product choice within the Capture license selector dialog as show in the screen image below and now the licenses are taken, you need to modify the registry to remove the default license setting. 

 

  

 

  1. Open Registry Editor and go to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Cadence Design Systems\Interchange\17.4.0”. Within this key there are two sub-keys for “Product Data” and “Suite Data”.  
  2. Remove those two keys to remove the default setting.
    Alternately, these keys may appear in “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cadence Design Systems\Interchange\17.4.0” if the software was installed using the “For Everyone” option.