NAIUA: OpenROAD SIG
UltraEdit should be installed on the desired system. Please note
that UltraEdit is a commercial product, and a license is required
for continued use.
Update the Word File
After UltraEdit has been installed, the Word File needs to be
updated to reflect the OpenROAD syntax. One of the attached
files should be inserted in the WORDFILE.TXT file as an unused
Language ( /L1 thru /L10 ).
Set UltraEdit Options
Use the UltraEdit Advanced | Configuration... menu and turn on
the Allow Multiple Instances toggle. This is required for
editing multiple scripts within the OpenROAD development
Update OpenROAD Configuration
There are three environment variables that should be set to allow
OpenROAD to use an external editor. The first environment
variable, II_W4GL_SYSTEMEDITOR, must be set to TRUE, and the
second two environment variables, II_WINDOWEDIT and
II_WINDOWVIEW, must contain the command to start the external
editor, and pass the arguments to the editor.
The following lines should be placed in the OpenROAD config.ing
II_WINDOWEDIT=C:\Program Files\UltraEdt\UEdit32.exe %f/%l/1
II_WINDOWVIEW=C:\Program Files\UltraEdt\UEdit32.exe %f/%l/1 /r
The percent lowercase F is replaced with the file name, the
percent lowercase L is replaced with the line number, the one is
for the column number, and the /r is for read only.
Frequently Asked Questions
- After installing UltraEdit and configuring OpenROAD, I receive
the error message: "Cannot start up editor notepad".
This is a generic error message that OpenROAD displays when it
cannot start the external editor. Check the II_WINDOWEDIT and
II_WINDOWVIEW environment variables. The path of the external
editor is probably incorrect.
- I'm finding lots of files on my machine with names like
Wa00382.e01.BAK. Where are these coming from?
When OpenROAD uses an external editor, it writes the current
script out to a file with a name of Wapid.eseq, where
pid is the process id, and seq is a sequence number.
UltraEdit then creates a backup file of the original OpenROAD
script, which is where the .BAK files come from. In order to
clean up these UltraEdit Backup files, a small Visual Basic
Script has been written. Detach the VBScript in the ultraedit.zip file, and
create a shortcut in your Startup folder to point to the
script. This will delete all the backup files located in the
C:\CA\OR3503 directory tree when you log on.
- Where can I find other information about UltraEdit?
IDM Computer Solutions has a web site devoted to UltraEdit.
The URL is http://www.ultraedit.com/.
Also, a page of UltraEdit Hints is located at
Please send comments or corrections
About these pages to firstname.lastname@example.org