Software Downloads


EBPG Cygwin Tools

  1. Download the EBPG Cygwin Tools.
  2. Unzip
  3. Open the extracted folder and follow the instructions in README.html.


Iced Layout Editor for Windows

  1. Download a copy of ICED.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file (
  3. Follow the instructions in iced_readme_install.docx.



Requirements: Windows 7 or newer operating system connected to a campus network (wired or wireless).

  1. Download LinkCAD.
  2. Unzip the file that was downloaded in step 1 ( which will create a LinkCAD folder.
  3. Go into the LinkCAD folder and run the LinkCAD installer (linkcad-
  4. Copy the LinkCAD license file ( into your LinkCAD program folder (for example C:\Program Files\LinkCAD 9).
  5. Start LinkCAD.
  6. If you get an error indicating that LinkCAD is unable to access the shared license folder, follow the steps below under Correcting LinkCAD Network License Errors.
  7. The license can be verified in LinkCAD by navigating to Help > About LinkCAD or by simply launching LinkCAD. If LinkCAD starts without errors, your license should be working.

Correcting LinkCAD Network License Errors

  1. Open a Windows Explorer window (Windows Key + E).
  2. In the location bar, type the following:
  3. \\\linkcad$
  4. Wait for some time. In a few moments you should be challenged for authentication.
  5. Use the following username (Replace internetID with your own UMN internetID):\internetID
  6. Enter your UMN internetID password in the password field.
  7. Check the box to save/remember your credentials and click OK.
  8. Test LinkCAD.


Tanner Tools

  1. Download Tanner Tools. 32-bit for Windows -  64-bit for Windows
  2. Install Tanner Tools by double-clicking the installer. When presented with the install menu choose Install > Install Products.
  3. After installation is complete configure licensing. In your start menu you should find Mentor Graphics Licensing > Configure Licensing.
  4. In the Configure Licensing window, select Point to a license server.
  5. Enter as the port number and hostname. Clicking Test should indicate success.
  6. Tanner Tools is now ready for use.
  7. Remember that you have to be on a UMN network (wired, wireless, VPN) to checkout a license.