DriveWorks Pro 17: Licensing [send feedback...]

This topic refers to licensing the following products only:
  • DriveWorks Administrator
  • DriveWorks User
  • DriveWorks Autopilot

For information regarding the licensing of DriveWorks Live, please refer to License Manager DriveWorks Live.

Licensing

This topic will explain how to license DriveWorks Pro which you will need to do the first time you launch it.

Before You Begin

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Licensing

When a DriveWorks product is purchased an activation code (also referred to as a License number) is issued. This number is then activated against our license server, over the internet, to allow the DriveWorks product to run.

Click the image above to learn what your activation code means.

DriveWorks Pro has 2 types of license available:

  • Fixed License
  • Network License (also referred to as Floating License)
Click to see the types of license that are available for each DriveWorks Pro module

Activation

There are 2 methods of activating each license type:

  • Automatic Activation - The easiest method of activating the license. Requires an internet connection on the machine requiring the activation.
  • Manual Activation - Requires transfer of xml files that contain the licensing and activation information between the machine being activated and a machine with an internet connection.

Fixed License

A fixed license is dedicated to the machine the DriveWorks product is installed on. Activation can be completed automatically on that machine if it is connected to the internet, or manually if not connected to the internet.

If you have purchased a fixed license, click here to see the steps to follow to license your product.

Step 1

Install the required DriveWorks application on the machine it is to be used on.

Please follow Installation for detailed guidelines on installation.

Step 2

Launch the DriveWorks application that has just been installed from the Windows Start Menu> All Programs.

The Licensing Wizard will appear, this gives options to:

  • Use a product code (Fixed License).
  • Connect to a license server (Network License).

Select Use a product code.

Click Next.

Network License

A network license is held on a central Network License Server. Network Licenses are activated and distributed by DriveWorks License Management (a free tool included in the installation package).

Each machine that needs to use the DriveWorks product must have the product installed but activating a Network License is done on the machine DriveWorks License Management is installed on.

The machine using a network license must have a constant connection to the machine hosting the License Manager.

If you have purchased a network license, click here to see the steps to follow to license your product.

Step 1

Install DriveWorks License Management on the machine that is to manage and distribute the DriveWorks network licenses.

This machine must be on a network and be accessible by all machines running the individual DriveWorks applications that use a network license.

Please follow Installation for detailed guidelines on installation.

Step 2

Once DriveWorks License Management is installed:

Launch DriveWorks License Management

Select Floating License Server Licenses from the list.

Follow the steps under the heading To Add Licenses to the Server in the Floating License Server Licenses topic.

Once you have activated the Network License from DriveWorks License Management click here to see the steps to connect to the license

Step 1

Install the DriveWorks application the network license has been issued for on the required machine.

Please see the article Installation for more information on installing.

Step 2

Launch the DriveWorks application installed in Step 1 above.

The Licensing Wizard will appear, this gives options to:

  • Use a product code (Fixed License).
  • Connect to a license server (Network License).

Select Connect to a license server.

Click Next.

Follow the steps outlined in the topic Connecting To A Network License to connect to the network license.

A type of license that restricts the use of the software to a single computer.

A type of software license that gives the ability to share a limited number of licenses among a large number of machines.

A type of software license that gives the ability to share a limited number of licenses among a large number of machines.

A type of license that restricts the use of the software to a single computer.

A type of software license that gives the ability to share a limited number of licenses among a large number of machines.

A type of license that restricts the use of the software to a single computer.

A type of software license that gives the ability to share a limited number of licenses among a large number of machines.

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