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Quick Start Guide: Installing CoventorMP via CADpass Client Secure Connection

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CADpass client secure connection (will be referred to as CADpass client or CADpass in this document) is a utility provided by CMC Microsystems that creates a secure connection between client PC’s, workstations, and computer sessions, and the CMC managed infrastructure.

This quick start guide provides instructions for downloading, installing, and setting up CoventorMP using CMC Microsystems’ CADpass to access shared licenses on the CMC License Management System (LMS).


You must meet the following criteria before installing CoventorMP:

  • Students must register with CMC at
  • Faculty supervisors can subscribe through the CMC subscription page at
  • You must have administrator rights for the computer on which you are installing this software
  • You must 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, root, super, sysadmin, user, owner, student, guest, temp, and system

System Requirements

The following link provides recommendations from the technical staff at Coventor for making the best use of its software, including operating system, hardware, and software inter-operability with MATLAB/SimuLink and Cadence modules.

Note: You must have Administrator privileges for your account to install this software on your workstation.

Setting up CADpass client for Use with Coventor’s CoventorMP

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  Coventor.

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

Figure 1: The Coventor Selection in CADpass client

Obtaining the Software

To obtain the latest CoventorMP software from Coventor:

  • If you do not have a Coventor account:
  • When you have a Coventor account:

Installing the Software

To install the software:

  1. Browse to the directory containing the downloaded software.
  2. Run the installation file CoventorMP___setup.exe.
  3. Follow the installation instructions as outlined in the CoventorMP installation guide.
  4. Run the CoventorWare component of the software.
    A pop-up window appears indicating that you have started the software successfully, as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Coventor Software is Started Successfully

If this is the first time that you have run the software, the dialog User Settings is displayed, as shown in Figure 3.

This message should not appear the next time that you run the program.

Figure 3: Coventor User Settings

  1. Click Ok.
  2. To ensure that both tools have installed properly, run the MEMS+ part: Start Menu | CoventorMP*.* | MEMS+*.*.

The software opens, as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4: The MEMS+ Software Installed by the CoventorMP Installation Executable

The main window of the software is shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5: MEMS+ Software Main Window

Access to Coventor Using CMC cloud

CMC also provides CoventorMP on its cloud platform. Therefore, to access the CoventorMP on cloud platform follow the steps given in Quick Start Guide for cloud design environment.

Creating and Connecting to an Instance

  1. Once you have access to CMC cloud click on Create My Instance. You will see a list of images, create Coventor instance using Coventor 1.3 – CentOS 7 image as shown in Figure 6. A window will pop up, mention date and time for instance then click create instance.

Figure 6. Coventor Cloud Image

  1. Click connect and then connect to your instance using NoMachine or Terminal as shown in Figure 7.

Figure 7. Connecting to your Instance

  1. If you are connected to your instance through NoMachine then It does not have a CAD Launcher. To run a CAD tool, open the terminal as shown in Figure 8. and use the following commands.

Figure 8. Coventor CentOS 7 Instance

$ source /CMC/scripts/coventorMP1.3.csh

$ MEMSp (always first launch the MEMS+ as it will set the variables) and then launch Coventor using following command.

$ coventorware

$ LayoutEditor1.0 (command for launching Layout editor) snip

For questions about these steps, or if you are struggling with any part of these instructions, you are invited to open a support case with CMC Microsystems.

Additional Help and Resources

Coventor includes several tutorials in PDF format with each download. Go to Start Menu | CoventorMP*.* | CoventorMP*.* Documentation. It is recommended that you use Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing these files.

Other help supplied by Coventor includes:

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