A so called Codemeter Hardlock can hold one license for each BackToCAD Technologies product (Print2CAD, CAD.direct, CADInLa) and can be used locally. You connect the hardware key to your computer’s USB port or download the software key with License Manager Tool (LMT) and if you have the CodeMeter driver installed your BackToCAD product will find a license. Each workstation in an office needs a plugged in key if you want to run the program.
A Codemeter Network Hardlock can hold multiple licenses related to each product (Print2CAD, CAD.direct, CADInLa). To share them across multiple computers you need a CodeMeter server. It gives more flexibility than having individual keys as the licenses are allocated only when they are being used on one of the clients.
The CodeMeter server is part of the CodeMeter driver so you only need to select a computer on your network that will act as a CodeMeter server. To set up a CodeMeter server – as a network license server you will need the followings:
There is no need for server level operating system for the CodeMeter server. Any computer that has recent Windows versions is capable to act as CodeMeter server. (Windows 7, Window 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10). Even one of the workstations can work as a CodeMeter server, you only need to keep it running during the work hours.
CodeMeter Hardlock or CodeMeter Network Hardlock
1. Install CodeMeter Drive from the CD "CodeMeter Server Software" using CodeMeterRuntime.exe, or you can download the Software here
2. After you plug in the CodeMeter to USB Port on your Server and the CodeMeter driver is installed on your Server, you can start the next steps.
3 . Start CodeMeter Control Center using Windows pull up menu or Hidden Icons.
Windows Hidden Icons
Windows Pull Up Menu
4. Check that your CodeMeter in in the Lise of licenses (CmStick and Stick Number)
5. Start "WebAdmin" (see Arrow). This is a little bit wired name for CodeMeter Settings Manager, but we can't change it.
Or simply open localhost:22350 on your browser
6. To enable the CodeMeter Server:
From that point the server runs and shares licenses on the local network.
Install the Software (Print2CAD, CADInLa, CAdconv or CAD.direct) using the installation file with the extension .msi. All client on the local network should find the server automatically.
In case this does not work (e.g. your server is in a different subnet, or you are connecting remotely through the Internet) then you may need the specify the server’s hostname of IP address on the client:
This field may have more entries and the client searches for available licenses in the specified order. It only searches for the specified server unless the list is empty.
With the default settings all computers on the same local network (same subnet) may use a license from the server.
In case the access needs to be restricted:
In case the Clients’ list is empty the above mentioned rule applies – anyone on the local network can use a license. In case at least one entry is specified here only the specified one/ones can request a license.
If the server is public on the Internet -as described here – or none is allowed to use a license, make sure that this list is filled correctly to avoid unwanted license usage.
You may want to check who is using a license:
Here you can get list about the active clients and about clients having borrowed licenses.
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