04-10-2012 11:11 AM
So I'm gotten myself into a pretty bad spot. I was running compliation through PlanAhead 13.2 on Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. From a remote location, I logged into the machine running PlanAhead and noticed it had closed, presumably because I logged into it. Reopening the program, I saw that is could not recognize my Flex ID dongle so perhaps it closed because it no longer saw the licese.
When I got back to my machine to restart the compilation, I found that PlanAhead no longer opens correctly. It shows the following messages and stops.
****** PlanAhead v13.2 **** Build 131561 by hdbuild on Thu Jun 16 17:01:57 PDT 2011 ** Copyright 1986-1999, 2001-2011 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved. INFO: [Common-78] Attempting to get a license: PlanAhead INFO: [Common-82] Got a license: PlanAhead INFO: [Common-86] Your PlanAhead license expires in -193 day(s) INFO: [ArchReader-0] Loading parts and site information from C:\Xilinx\13.2\ISE_ DS\PlanAhead\parts\arch.xml Parsing RTL primitives file [C:\Xilinx\13.2\ISE_DS\PlanAhead\parts\xilinx\rtl\
pr ims\rtl_prims.xml] Finished parsing RTL primitives file [C:\Xilinx\13.2\ISE_DS\PlanAhead\parts\xili nx\rtl\prims\rtl_prims.xml] start_gui starting gui ...
The PlanAhead window opens but doesn't respond at all. If I minimize the window and maximize it again, I just get a black screen. My license is expired but 13.2 is a valid version.
I tried uninstalling ISE, rebooting, and reinstalling ISE and it is still in the same state. I know this is a strange case but does anyone have any suggestions on where to go from here?
I'll be away from the office for about a week so I apologize if I don't respond for a while.
Thanks so much for looking!
04-10-2012 11:21 AM
Sorry, I found the answer here: http://forums.xilinx.com/t5/PlanAhead/Planahead-13
Please feel free to delete this post. Thanks tanders!