CoventorWare - Additional Information

Getting Started--Running CoventorWare on the EGR Compute Servers

Editing Your .cshrc File

  • SSH into scully.egr.msu.edu using your EGR username and password.  For more information about SSH please view the article here.
  • The .cshrc should be in the home directory of scully.  You can view all files in this directory by typing the command

ls -al

  •  Add the following three lines below to your .cshrc file by using your favorite text editor (emacs, vim, nano etc).  Please note that your .cshrc file may contain other data.  Simply add these 3 lines below to what is already in the file.

if (-e $SOFT/mti) then
source $SOFT/mti
endif

  • Save the file, and then SSH to one of the engineering compute servers.
  • Now, type source .cshrc into the command prompt.

 

Running the Program

  • To run the program, type coventorware into the command prompt.
  • Since this software is written in Java, it might take a few minutes for it to initalize and open. The following window will display when it finishes initalizing:

 

 User settings

You can leave all the settings as they are or you can change the Design_Files names. Click OK for it to install the user settings. After the user settings are done, it will display in the Open window. From this window, click New Project to start a new project.

Enter a project name and click OK. It will create a new project for you.

 

Your project will then appear in the Open dialog. Click the Open button to open this new project.

You will be taken to the main screen where you can begin developing your design.

 

For further help on how to use this software, please refer to the Help within the program.

You can also find out more about this software at: http://www.coventor.com