Quick Start Guide: Installing Cadence SIGRITY/SYSANLS via CADpass Client

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This quick start guide provides instructions for installing Cadence Systems Analysis Sigrity software, or SIGRITY/SYSANLS, on Microsoft Windows using CMC CADpass to access shared licenses on the CMC License Management System (LMS). The procedure has been tested on a Windows 10, 64-bit system.

Prerequisites for Installing Cadence SIGRITY/SYSANLS with CMC License Manager System (LMS)

Before you begin this installation, you must:

  • Register with CMC Microsystems at
  • Have your faculty supervisor open an account through the CMC subscription page at
  • Have administrator privileges for the workstation on which you are installing this software
  • Have a unique login name (LINUX or Windows) that does not contain a blank space. The following are examples of unacceptable login names: admin or administrator, cmcmgr, root, stcmgr, super, sysadm, user, owner, student, guest, temp, and system.

System Requirements

Software Requirements

Information about Cadence-supported operating systems is provided here.

Hardware Requirements

The following is strongly recommended for running Sigrity products:

  • A 4.30 GHz processor with at least 4 cores;
  • 64 GB RAM or higher;
  • 500 GB free disk space SSD is recommended for primary operating system (OS) and simulation working directory; and
  • Dedicated graphics card with 1 GB video memory or higher.

Setting up CADpass Client for Use with Cadence SIGRITY/SYSANLS

CADpass Client is a CMC Microsystems’ license access client and is used by subscribers across Canada to connect to our secure license server(s).

  1. Follow the instructions in the quick start guide to download and install CADpass Client.
  2. Start CADpass Client and then log in using your CMC Microsystems Username and Password.
  3. When the CAD access window appears, double-click Cadence.

A red checkmark appears next to the entry, as shown in Figure 1. Leave this checked while you are using the software.

Figure 1: A Red Checkmark Next to the Cadence Entry Indicates a Request for a License

Obtaining the Software

Download the installation files from the CMC Microsystems website:

Installing the Software

The SIGRITY/SYSANLS software is available from the CMC Microsystems website.

  1. In the temporary directory containing the Base_SIG*_wint_1of2 and Base_SIG*_wint_2of2 files, unzip and launch the executable.

The introductory Cadence installation dialogue is displayed, as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Introductory Cadence Selection Dialogue

  1. Click Product Installation to continue.

The Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard window is displayed.

  1. Click Next to continue
  2. In the dialogue License Agreement, review the software license and maintenance agreement, as indicated in Figure 3. Read the terms carefully and click I accept the terms, if you agree to them.

Note: If you are unsure of your obligations under this agreement, contact to discuss them.

Figure 3: Read and Understand the License Agreement before Continuing

  1. Click Next to continue or click Cancel to leave the installation.

The dialogue Setup Type is displayed, as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4: Change Installation Directory if Desired

  1. Click Complete to install this software.
  2. Click Next to continue.
  3. In the dialogue Choose Destination Location, you may make changes to the location of this directory. Enter the port and server information for the License Path as shown in Figure 5.
    • License Path:;

Figure 5: Set the License Path as Shown

  1. Click Next to continue.

The Start Copying Files dialogue appears.

  1. If you are satisfied with your settings, click Install to continue.

Progress is indicated in the dialogue Setup Status, as shown in Figure 6.

Figure 6: The Setup Status Dialogue

When done, a dialogue Setup Complete appears.

  1. Click Finish to end the process.
  2. Click Exit to close the introductory dialogue.

Setting up Cadence SIGRITY/SYSANLS License Access

Before starting SIGRITY/SYSANLS, CADpass Client must be running.

  1. Start CADpass Client and log into your account using your CMC Microsystems Username and Password.
  2. In the CADpass Client window, select the Cadence license icon, as shown in Figure 1.
  3. On your workstation, go to the Start menu | Cadence Systems Analysis Sigrity.
  4. Select a tool in the submenu.

The module should start as expected. In this example, choose the Clarity 3D WorkBench menu entry, as shown in Figure 7.

Figure 7: The Select License File Dialogue for Cadence Clarity 3D WorkBench

  1. Select the feature(s) you want to use and click Close to finish.

Clarity 3D Workbench should open now, as shown in Figure 8.

Figure 8: The Clarity 3D WorkBench Interface 


If the tool fails to install properly, contact CMC Support for help with diagnosing the problem at

Additional Support Resources

Manuals and examples are bundled with Cadence software and will open when selected from the Help menu, as shown in Figure 9.

Figure 9: Cadence Help Files for Clarity 3D Solver

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