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Sometimes it's nice to know where the AWR Design Environment will look for certain files on your system. A listing of these directories along with names that provide a hint at what they are used for is available from the MWOffice application object as the Directories collection. We can print a listing of these directories using the following script code:

 ' Code Module
Sub Main
        Dim attr As Attribute

        Debug.Clear
        For Each attr In MWOffice.Directories
                Debug.Print attr.Name & " = " & attr.Value
        Next attr

End Sub

 

The MWOffice.Directories collection provides Attribute objects which each have a name and value. In the code above we iterate through the attributes in the MWOffice.Directories collection and print the name and the value of each attribute object.

Running this program gives us the following output:

AppDir              = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13
AppData = C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment\13.0
AppDataUser = C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment\13.0
AppDataCommon = C:\ProgramData\AWR\Design Environment\13.0
TempFile = C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment\13.0\temp
AppDataLog = C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment\13.0\logs
AppDataLibraryCache = C:\ProgramData\AWR\Design Environment\13.0\libcache
Examples = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\examples
Libraries = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\library
EmModels = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\em_models
Models = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\models
Cells = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\cells
Symbols = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\symbols
Signals = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\signals
Textures = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\textures
Data = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\data
HSpice = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\analog
TestResults = C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment\13.0\testresults
EmModelsUser = C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment\13.0\em_models
Logs = C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment\13.0\logs
LibraryCache = C:\ProgramData\AWR\Design Environment\13.0\libcache
Analog = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\analog
Projects = C:\Users\<username>\Documents\AWR Projects
Scripts = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\scripts
ScriptsUser = C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment\13.0\scripts
CurrentProject = C:\Users\<username>\Documents\AWR Projects
Documents = C:\Users\<username>\Documents
DesignKits = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13
Measurements = C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\measurements
XmlUser = C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment\14.0\xml

 

If you'd like to get the same results in PowerShell we can do that with the following two lines:

 PS > $MWOffice = new-object -comobject MWOApp.MWOffice
PS > $MWOffice.Directories | Select-Object Name,Value


And PowerShell will format the results into two columns:

Name                                                        Value
----                                                        -----
AppDir                                                      C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13
AppData                                                     C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment...
AppDataUser                                                 C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment...
AppDataCommon                                               C:\ProgramData\AWR\Design Environment\13.0
TempFile                                                    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment...
AppDataLog                                                  C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment...
AppDataLibraryCache                                         C:\ProgramData\AWR\Design Environment\13.0\libcache
Examples                                                    C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\examples
Libraries                                                   C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\library
EmModels                                                    C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\em_models
Models                                                      C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\models
Cells                                                       C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\cells
Symbols                                                     C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\symbols
Signals                                                     C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\signals
Textures                                                    C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\textures
Data                                                        C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\data
HSpice                                                      C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\analog
TestResults                                                 C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment...
EmModelsUser                                                C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment...
Logs                                                        C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment...
LibraryCache                                                C:\ProgramData\AWR\Design Environment\13.0\libcache
Analog                                                      C:\Program Files (x86)\AWR\AWRDE\13\analog

Either way getting a listing of all the special directories used by the AWR Design Environment takes just a few lines of code.