UPDATING CAMWorks Standalone License Guide

Follow the instructions below to update an existing CAMWorks, CAMWorks Solids, CAMWorks ShopFloor and/or a NESTINGWorks standalone node locked license. All licenses are generated by the developer, HCL Technologies/Geometric Americas, Inc. The “CAMWorks License Activation Guide” contains a more detailed list of instructions, which can, which can be found by browsing on www.camworks.com (login required).

This setup procedure has 3 steps, (1) Generate & submit the License Request File, (2) Activate the license (3) Verify the license. Follow the steps below.

Step 1 — Generate & submit the License Request File

  1. Launch the ‘CAMWorks License Manager’ as Administrator. (Right click and select— More then ’Run as Administrator’.)
    If prompted a dialog box with the options of Wizard or License Manager, select the License Manager option.
      • While setting up or making changes within the ‘CAMWorks License Manager’ you must be running it as administrator!
  2. Navigate to the License Setup tab and verify the License Method is set to: “FlexLM Software”.
  3. Note the displayed Host name. This is the name of the computer that will host your license.
  4. Note the displayed HostID. This is the Physical/MAC Address of the computer the license will be generated to only
    function on.
      • If the displayed HostID does not correspond to the Physical/MAC Address of the computer, the generated license will be
        invalid and not function! If connecting to this computer via a remote desktop type connection; it is best to verify the displayed
        HostID matches the Physical/MAC Address of the computer using the license.
  5. Depress the Request License… button. The license request form will appear.
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  6. Verify the contact information. This information is used to verify purchase. The license will be sent to the email
    addresses specified. Check the box to approve the Privacy Policy.
  7. Depress the “Open in Windows Explorer” button. This will capture your computer’s HostID, generate the License Request File and save it in the path/folder where the ‘CAMWorks License Manager’ was installed. (The default location is C:\CWLicenseManager\.)
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  8. Attach this License Request File to an email and send it to: gt.register@HCL.com. To help expedite the license, please specify your supplied CPD number in the subject of the email. It is also recommended to provide licensing with the type of bundle this request is for (CAMWorks Standard, Milling Pro, Turning Pro, Premium, etc...) as well as any additional purchased add-ons (3 Axis VoluMill, Virtual Machine Pro/Premium, PrimeTurning, etc...). This can help licensing when they cross check the request to the order.
  9. Depress the OK button to close/exit the ‘CAMWorks License Manager’.

Step 2 — Activate the license

A representative from HCL Technologies/Geometric Americas, Inc. CAMWorks Licensing Department will send an email containing the license to the email addresses provided above. While setting up or making changes within the ‘CAMWorks License Manager’ you must be running it as administrator!

  1. When the license file (.lic) is received via email, save the license file into the location where the ‘CAMWorks License
    Manager’ was installed. The default location is: C:\CWLicenseManger
  2. Launch the ‘CAMWorks License Manager’ as Administrator. (Right click and select— More then ’Run as Administrator’.) If prompted a dialog box with the options of Wizard or License Manager, select the License Manager option.
  3. Navigate to the License Setup tab. Select the ‘Node locked (Standalone)’ radio button option. Then depress the Browse… button.
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  4. Highlight the .lic file and click open.
  5. Click the Apply button.
  6. Navigate to the Status tab. Verify the Authorization status is prompting: Succeeded. Additionally, it should display a license type of Node locked (standalone), your CPD number and/or your CAMWorks serial number.
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Step 3 — Verify the license

It is a good idea to review and verify the license modules, seat count, and dates.

  1. Verify the licensed modules and dates by navigating to the Authorized Modules tab. This will list all the information with respect to the purchased license, such as the modules it will activate, the support (USP) expiry date, and the license duration. Should the listed modules or dates be incorrect, please contact us— support@hawkridgesys.com. The License Duration should display: Permanent, for purchased licenses are perpetual.
    • The date displayed for the Support (USP) expiry date indicates that any version/service pack released prior to this date will license successfully. It also indicates the date when access to technical support benefits expires.
  2. Click the OK button to close and exit the license manager.

Troubleshooting

If any issues occur, please try the below troubleshooting options...

  • Ensure the license manager is launched as administrator when configuring/modifying license settings.
  • Check the license duration date.
  • Check the Support/USP expiry date vs. the date required for each version/service pack of installed software.
  • Verify the Host ID on the matches that computers Physical Address/MAC Address.
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