If Men2XNF8 will hang during pld_dve, and Fncsim8/Timsim8 will hang during pld_dve_sim, if the $MGC_WD environment variable is not set or is set improperly. PLD_DVE and PLD_DVE_Sim do not understand a "blank" MGC_WD variable, even though Mentor programs do.
Set the MGC_WD variable properly. For example:
setenv MGC_WD /home/tony/wants/an/acura/nsx
allows you to process designs underneath the directory /home/tony/wants/an/acura/nsx. If you want Mentor to behave as if the MGC_WD variable were not set, use: