When you start the program or service the first time without a license CNCnetPDM automatically creates a license key for your copy. Without a purchased license key initially this is a demo license for an unlimited number of devices. This is ideal for testing. The ONLY limitation of this license type is that device drivers and diagnostic programs output a restricted number of configured items.
Information about your license is stored in file log_master_YYMMDD.txt in the log directory of CNCnetPDM. In addition entry License = Your license number is created in section [GENERAL] of configuration file CNCnetPDM.ini
There are 3 possible licensing options for CNCnetPDM:
Demo License (Default)
For an unlimited number of devices. Device drivers output a restricted number of configurable items.
Limited to a specific number of devices on a single server, unlimited output
Unlimited number of devices on a single server, unlimited output
FIG 1: Available license types for CNCnetPDM
For information about license fees please see: Licenses
You have two possible options to obtain an updated license:
Copy your current license key from log-file log_master_YYMMDD.txt or from CNCnetPDM.ini and send it by email to the sales and support department.
Double click on CNCnetControl.exe with your service running. Click on Button ‘View / Edit’ under ‘License’, an additional dialog opens:
FIG 2: CNCnetPDM license dialog (CNCnetControl)
On top (1) you see details about your current license, a demo license always shows up as ‘expired’. If you click on the button (2) right of field ‘Current License Number’ your license number is copied to the clipboard. Paste it into an email and send it to our sales and support department.
UPDATE A LICENSE
To register a new license key received from inventcom you also have two options.
Exchange your current license number in file CNCnetPDM.ini with the one received from inventcom, restart the program or service.
Double click on CNCnetControl.exe with your service running. Click on Button ‘View / Edit’ under ‘License’. Copy the license key from the email received from inventcom to the clipboard.
Click on the button (3) right of field ‘New License Number’, this pastes the new license key into the appropriate field. If you entered a valid license key button OK gets activated. Clicking on OK immediately registers the license, no restart of the program or service is required! In case everything worked well the information in the top area (1) of the license dialog changes accordingly.
If you enter an invalid license key, copy your program to another PC, activate MS Windows at a later time or apply a major update that changes the Operating System of the PC CNCnetPDM automatically creates a new demo license on next startup.
If you have a valid license for CNCnetPDM please contact sales and supportbefore changing PCs, activating MS Windows or applying major updates that change the Operating System of the PC!