Mentor Graphics v2006.1 can be used on both Solaris and Linux machines in Engineering Design Center.
In a terminal, type following commend each time before starting Mentor Graphics tools.
To run Mentor Graphics tools, you may start from "Design Manager" by executing:
This will then pop up a GUI window.
For more detail on how to run applications included in Mentor Graphics 2006.1, please refer to online documentation.
The packages included in previous versions of Mentor Graphics have been rearranged in v2006.1. Some of the functions may have been eliminated or merged into other packages. For more information about any specific function, please read the online documentation by typing the following command after setting up your shell:
Acrobat Reader invokes, with the Mentor Graphics plugins loaded. This Reader features the MGC pull down menu and responds to online help requests from Mentor Graphics applications.
Followed is a brief information on how to use the pull down menu:
In addition to enabling topic-based online help and search index maintenance, the Mentor Graphics Acrobat plugins add a pulldown menu to the generic Acrobat Reader. This menu, named MGC, has the following items:
MGC > Help on Using MGC Online Docs
This menu item points to information on various topics within this manual that will help you use Acrobat Reader more effectively.
MGC > View Installed Bookcases
This menu item lists and points to all of the bookcase files that reside in your Mentor Graphics PDF folder. Each bookcase file contains hypertext links to the manuals for the product that the bookcase describes. By opening the appropriate bookcase and manual through this menu item, you need not know where the manual's PDF file is stored within your file system.
MGC > Search >
This menu contains the following two items:
Loads the Mentor Graphics search indexes and opens Acrobat's full-text search query dialog box.
Brings up a dialog box that helps you adjust the scope of your full-text search queries. Pressing any of the three buttons in the dialog box opens Acrobat's Index Selection dialog box, where you can select or deselect search indexes to increase or decrease the scope of your search.
The buttons in the dialog box work as follows:
SELECT INDXES opens the Index Selection dialog box.
ALL MGC OFF deselects all Mentor Graphics search indexes and then opens the Index Selection dialog box.
ALL MGC ON selects all Mentor Graphics search indexes and then opens the Index Selection dialog box.
For more detailed information on how to use the MGC acroreader, please refer to the file:
This directory also contains all the documented pdf files.
To read a PDF file , type:
There are serveral tutorials available. These have been created by faculty and students to demonstrate the flow for VLSI design.
Tutorials for Elen 153 are here: Elen153
NOTE: Mentor Graphics tutorials are only available through a web browser like Netscape, these tutorials are not available through 'helpme'.