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Tekla Structures

Quick guide to FLEXnet Licensing

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Change History Date 20.12.2007 31.01.2008 06.02.2008

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Issue Contact information updated Updated the activation procedure Updated the installation procedure

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Table of contents 1. Getting started with FLEXnet licensing.............................................................................................................................3 1.1 Install the Tekla Structures license server ...............................................................................................................3 1.2 Save the entitlement certificate................................................................................................................................3 1.3 Activate the licenses on the License Server ............................................................................................................4 1.4 Point Tekla Structures to the license server ............................................................................................................6

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1. Getting started with FLEXnet licensing This document is a quick guide to the Tekla Structures FLEXnet licensing system. The more specific instructions are found in the ..\TeklaStructures\License\Server folder after Tekla Structures license server installation. To get started, download the Tekla Structures license server installation package and the Tekla Structures 14.0 beta installation package from the Tekla Structures Extranet. These instructions apply whether you install and set up a license server at your company to serve multiple users or on a single computer to serve a single user.

1.1 Install the Tekla Structures license server The Tekla Structures license server installation includes the license server files and tools for license handling. Run the TsLicSrvSetup102.exe to install the Tekla Structures license server. You must have administrator rights. In Windows XP you must be logged on to the computer as administrator. In Windows Vista, right-click TsLicSrvSetup102.exe and click Run As Administrator. In Windows 2003 Server, right-click TsLicSrvSetup102.exe, click Run As and clear the Run this program with restricted access check box.

If you have installed a previous version of Tekla Structures license server, you need to uninstall that: 1. Run Control Panel on Windows and click Add or Remove Programs. 2. On the list of programs, click Tekla Structures License Server. 3. Click Remove to uninstall the license server. 1.2 Save the entitlement certificate On request you have been provided with a Tekla Structures entitlement certificate in an email. This certificate states the configurations, quantities and activation IDs of available licenses. Save the EntitlementCertificate.html attachment in the ..\TeklaStructures\License\Server folder. For entitlement requests, contact local Tekla Structures reseller.

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1.3 Activate the licenses on the License Server Activating the licenses transfers the license rights from the activation server at Tekla to your license server. To activate licenses on the license server: 1. Click Start > All Programs > Tekla Structures Licensing > Tekla Structures License Administration Tool. The Tekla Structures License Administration Tool dialog box opens.

2. Click File > Open and open EntitlementCertificate.html.

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5 (6) Tekla Structures License Administration Tool displays the license information under the Entitled Licenses area.

3. Click the Activate box and select the number of licenses for activation from the list. You can also enter the number in the box.

4. Click the Activate button. Your license server contacts the activation server at Tekla. After successful activation the activated licenses are displayed under the Activated Licenses area.

5. Notify the license server about activated licenses. Click Start > All Programs > Tekla Structures Licensing > LMTOOLS. Click the Start/Stop/Reread tab and click ReRead License File. You must have administrator rights.

You have now completed the installation of the Tekla Structures license server.

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1.4 Point Tekla Structures to the license server When you start Tekla Structures 14.0 for the first time, the system asks you to define the license server you want to use.

To define the license server 1. Enter the name of the license server. If you have activated your license on your own PC or laptop, you can enter localhost and the system will automatically use your computer. If the licenses are activated on a separate license server, you can enter the server hostname (for example, @servername) or the complete hostname address (for example, servername.mycompany.com). You can also enter the TCP/IP port (for example, 27000@servername.mycompany.com).

2. If you want to check which licenses are available on that server, click Check licenses. 3. Click OK. Tekla Structures now starts.

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