Installing Bondgen for Cadence APD

There are two parts to Bondgen

Part I - a SKILL program called apd2aif that reads the APD database and writes out an AIF file. This program runs inside of APD. It must be installed on the machine that runs APD.

 

Part 2 - a program called Bondgen that reads the AIF and draws your bond document. This program is an VB/VLX that runs inside of AutoCAD. It must be installed on the machine that runs AutoCAD.

I. Installing APD2AIF

Download the apd2aif104.exe self installing .exe

Download the hostinfo.exeprogram

Execute hostinfo on your machine - it should return a hostid such as 0x56ab78000

email the hostid and a request for password and keycodes.

You will get an email back with the password and the keycodes:

password: munster
keycodes: !#ACS SDFDSFf   SDFSDsG   TYRSGds  SDFSDFf  SDFDSFs  SDFSDFf  GHJGDfd H
Make sure APD is not running and then execute the apd2aif104.exe installation program.

Supply the password when requested. This will enable you to continue past the password screen.

When asked to enter the keycodes you were given, paste your keycodes into the box for the keystrings.

The apd2aif SKILL installation program does the following:

Copies Program Files

Copies the SKILL, .exe and support files (about 900 KB) to the directory you have selected during the install. By default this directory is

      C:\Program Files\apd2aif

Creates a registry entry
     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ArtworkConversionSoftware\apd2aif
with the following keys:

   InstallDir = C:\Program Files\apd2aif  (or wherever you installed)
   Version = 1.02                         (the version installed)
   Release Date = October 21, 1999        (release date)

Updates (or creates) the SKILL initialization File.

APD reads upon start-up a file called apd.ilinit which is normally located in the <cds_inst_dir>\share\pcb\etc\skill\ directory. The install program will add lines for initializing apd2aif. If the file does not exist it will be created.

Updates the APD Menu.

APD reads upon start-up a file called apdlayout.men which is located in the <cds_inst_dir>\share\pcbtext\cuimenus\ directory. The install program will add lines for the apd2aif menu item.

 POPUP "APD&2AIF"
 BEGIN
 MENUITEM "E&xport AIF...","skill (apd2aif)"
 END


II. Installing Bondgen

[Remember, Bondgen must run inside of AutoCAD so it is installed on the same machine running AutoCAD.]
There are two components to Bondgen: the ACS Libraries and the actual Bondgen program itself. The basic installation directories are shown below:


C:\ACS Package Tools
-----------+-----------------------+
           |                       |
          Acslib                 Bondgen
           |                     --------------+   
           +-- acslib.vlx        |             +--bondgen.vlx
           +-- acs.key        examples
                                 |
                                 +-- demo1.aif
                                 +-- demo1.tec

Procedure

  • Download the acslib.exe self installing .exe
      I normally put this in a temporary directory called: temp. acslib requires a password but no keycodes.

  • Download the bondgen107.exe self installing .exe
      Again, this file goes in the temp directory.

  • Download the hostinfo.exe program
      Execute hostinfo on this machine - it should return a hostid such as 0x56ab78000. Email the hostid and a request for password and keycodes. You will get an email back with the password and the keycodes:

      acslib password : mustard
      bondgen password: ketchup
      bondgen keycodes:
        !#ACS SDFDSFf   SDFSDsG   TYRSGds  SDFSDFf  SDFDSFs  SDFSDFf  GHJGDfd H
      

  • Make sure AutoCAD is not running....
      If you run the install while AutoCAD is open, the Install will be unable to add the Bondgen menu to AutoCAD.

  • Execute the acslib106.exe
      This will install the acslib libraries and make a registry entry so that bondgen knows where to find them. The password is required but no keycodes.

  • Execute the bondgen107.exe
      Supply the password when requested

      When asked about licensing options, select Hostid - then paste your keycodes into the box for the keystrings. This will install the bondgen program and update the autocad menu files.

  • Start up AutoCAD.
      You should now see a Bondgen pulldown. Pull it down and Click on Start New Project. A dialog box should open up.



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