Cadence Design Tools
Getting Started in the Labs
This page overviews
how to get started using the Cadence tools in our computer labs. The software is running on the ITS
server “magellan” and can be run remotely from any machine with x-terminal
capability. Setup procedures are
described below for using the machines in the SIMLAB (Linux) and
undergraduate labs (Windows).
Similar procedures can be followed from other machines on & off
campus by following the directions based on the appropriate operating system.
Enable your accounts on MAGELLAN and ECES:
- Go to http://sac.colorado.edu
- Select host: MAGELLAN (then repeate for ECES if you do not have an account already or your forgot your password)
- Enter CU Login Name and IdentiKey Password
- Click "Activate"
- Your account should be activated or password reset within 10 minutes.
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CADLAB (or CARLAB) Machines (Linux, ECEE 282):
- All ECEN 5837 students should have after hours access to this lab by the second week of classes.
- Login into ECES server using your USERNAME and PASSWORD
- Shelby login: username
- Password: ******
- Start up the ‘X-server’ using command => startx
- Open your favorite terminal program
- For gnome terminal (xterm):
- Linux Menu: Applications => System Tools => Terminal
- Shortcut: Alt+F2 (Run Application): xterm
- For kde terminal (konsole):
- Shortcut: Alt+F2 (Run Application): konsole
- SSH to magellan server
- $ ssh -XC firstname.lastname@example.org
- email@example.com’s password: ********
- Further information available in manual pages: $ man ss
- To capture screen shots
- Open program “ksnapshot”
- Alt+F2 (Run Application): ksnapshot
- Select the size of screenshot => Full Screen, Window Under Cursor, Region
- Select the Snapshot delay
- Save as Bitmap (BMP), PNG or JPEG image
- Note: Encapsulated Postscript Image is not supported by MS-Word
- Alternative: Program GIMP can be used to capture and edit screen shots
- Alt+F2 (Run Application): gimp
- File => Acquire => Screen Shot
- Further information is available on the internet
Lab Machines (Windows NT/2000/XP via x-win):
All students in ECEN 5837 should have after hours access to the
Circuits Lab (ECEE 281) and the Power Electronics Lab (ECEE 1B61B) by the second week of classes. You can use
any of the machines in these labs when they are not in use by another course.
Contact the ECE main office (ECEE 1B55) if your BuffONE card is not enabled.
Configure then Start
- Do this once (first time you log in):
- Start => Programs => X-Win32 7.1 => X-Config
- Under Sessions tab => Add ... => StarNetSSH => Next>
- Enter: Session Name: magellan; Host name: magellan.colorado.edu; Command: xterm
- You can also enter your magellan login and password for automated starup; otherwise it will ask you for your password each time.
- Save the new session and exit X-Config
- Start à Programs à X-Win32 7.1 à X-Win32 (the blue
- In the lower right-hand corner of your screen, a small blue 'x' should appear as a program icon. Left-click on this and a magellan session option should pop up. Click on magellan and an x-terminal should pop. You can start Cadence in this window.
Screen Capture: To capture a portion of an x-window
for use in MS Office tools:
For X-win32 version 7.x: Left-click on the red X in the upper-left corner, then: Copy à from Rectangle à to Clipboard
b. For X-win32 version 8.x: Left-click on the X-win icon on the right side of the task bar, then:
Screenshot à Rectangle
Drag left mouse over area to be copied. Then paste into
Word, PowerPoint, or others.
Be sure to invert image colors to avoid printing black backgrounds!