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Instructions: PSCAD V3 or V4 Licensing Upgrade to X4 In order for PSCAD X4 to acquire a floating-network license (also known as a multiple-user license or MUL) or a single user license (SUL) from a standalone License Manager, License Manager V1.28 or higher is needed. Upgrading Your License Manager 1. Install PSCAD X4 on your machine(s). If the X4 installer finds a License Manager program earlier than V1.28, the installer will replace it with the V1.28 License Manager. Do NOT install the license.txt file during the installation. 2. If you have the License Manager on a separate machine, uninstall any License Manager prior to V1.28. Then install the V1.28 License Manager. Do NOT install the license.txt file during the installation. In either case, when the installer displays the following dialog,
select No – don’t install/upgrade any licenses, then select Next to continue. After you have installed PSCAD X4, the License Manager, and the GFortran compiler (if required), then proceed to the next step and upgrade your existing license(s) to X4 license(s). A PSCAD X4 license (MUL or SUL) can be used to activate PSCAD X4, V4, or its V3 equivalent. When you attempt to run PSCAD V3 or V4, any existing and available V3 or V4 licenses will be consumed first, otherwise an existing and available equivalent X4 license will be used.
you should ensure you have the following items. and are displayed while running the upgrade. then selecting Instructions 1.txt file. Upgrade.txt” – the file with the new license From the menu of this program.txt: This file contains the existing dongle ID number.com 4.txt file and the PSCAD dongle. Note that the terms dongle and lock both refer to the hardware lock. 3. The Manitoba HVDC Research Centre is committed to providing state of the art simulation solutions. upgrade. or on some media) “upgrade. Make sure your lock is properly inserted.exe: This executable program requires the license. Make sure the License Manager is not running. Make sure you have these files available: (You should have received them via e-mail. then Save Messages .txt” – the upgrade authorization file “license. See the installed Installation and Setup PDF file. 5. as well as the new dongle ID number.e-mail the generated <UpgradeMsgs. however.txt : This file contains the information for PSCAD X4 licenses. 2. please ensure that you change the number on your dongle tag.select Action. Procedure The instructions for using the upgrade utility are listed below. as instructed by the upgrade utility. License.txt> file to support@pscad.Files needed to perform this upgrade Before you begin the license upgrade procedure.exe program. select Action. We recommend that you first upgrade the License Manager to V1. Thank you for choosing PSCAD. there is no problem if you upgrade your license first. Lock: This is your hardware lock. and are also shown in the upgrade utility by selecting Action. 2/2 . then Upgrade If you encounter any errors: . Important: In order to keep your documentation up to date. Upgrade. The instructions for using the upgrade utility program are as follows.28 before you upgrade your V3 or V4 license(s) to X4 license(s). either USB or parallel.