FAQ: CCES builds applications much slower after installing non-ADI software on my machine

Document created by DavidS on Aug 21, 2013Last modified by CraigG on Nov 12, 2013
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After installing non-ADI software I now find CCES slow building my application.





This issue could be caused by the new software using the same licensing technology we incorporate into CCES, which is then setting an environment variable called LM_LICENSE_FILE. This causes CCES to initially search an incorrect path for a license, resulting in a delay at build time.


To work around this issue we would recommend that you set ANALOGD_LICENSE_FILE environment variable, which is specific to our tools, in your system. This can be done by following the procedure below:


  • Right click on "My Computer"
  • Select Properties
  • Click on the Advanced Tab and then the "Environment Variables" button
  • Under "User variables for xxxx", click the "New" button and enter the following information –


            Variable Name: ANALOGD_LICENSE_FILE

            Variable Value (XP machine): <Install_Dir>\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Analog Devices\CrossCore Embedded Studio

Variable Value (Windows 7 machine): <Install_Dir>\ProgramData\Analog Devices\CrossCore Embedded Studio


You should now notice an improvement in the build time of your application.