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Installing a USB License

 For instructions on installing different license types, see here.
 You will require your license details to install Scan2CAD. See here for instructions on where to find them.
This article relates to Scan2CAD v9.

About a USB License

When you install Scan2CAD for the first time, the application creates a license file and places it on your USB device, the license file is then locked to this specific USB stick.

Please note that  we do not send out a USB device with the license. Your license will install on your own device . You can use almost any USB storage device (e.g. a thumb drive or a mass storage device.)  The license file is tiny at less than 1mb therefore it will not take up any noticeable storage space on your device.

Only the Scan2CAD license will be installed on your USB device. The application itself is installed on your PC.

Each license allows for a single concurrent user of Scan2CAD. This means your number of licenses is equal to the number of simultaneous users of the software. You can add new licenses whenever you wish.

Step-by-step installation instructions

 You do not necessarily need to read through these instructions. You can simply launch the installer and follow the on-screen prompts to quickly install the application.
  1. As always, it is best practice to install software whilst running as the PC’s Windows Administrator.
  2. Download the install package which was provided with your license.
  3. Ensure you have inserted your USB device in the PC.
  4. Launch the install package.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to continue through the screens. Enter your installation code when prompted. This is the 2 digit code which was provided with your license details.
  6. You will see an ‘installation successful’ screen. Select ‘Finish’.
  7. Launch the newly created Scan2CAD application. This may be located on your desktop and your Start Menu.
  8. You will see the activation welcome screen. Select ‘Next’.
  9. You will be asked which activation method you wish to choose. It is strongly recommended that you choose ‘online activation’ this is instant and easy. ‘Email activation’ should only be chosen if you are activating on a PC which does not have internet access. Select your activation method and click ‘Next’. (The rest of these steps assume that you have chosen ‘Online activation’)
  10. Enter your details as required for registration including your serial number. Only the fields marked in red are required. Click ‘Next’.
  11. Click ‘Next’ again ensuring you are connected to the internet.
  12. You will see a message saying ‘You have successfully activated Scan2CAD’ You do not need to enter an activation key on this screen. Simply click ‘Next’ to finish activation.
  13. The application will launch immediately after activation.

Using your licensed USB device on other PCs

Now that you have licensed your USB device you can run Scan2CAD on as many PC’s as you wish.

The following steps describe how to install Scan2CAD on a ‘secondary’ PC with a licensed USB device:

  1. As always, it is best practice to install software whilst running as the PC’s Windows Administrator.
  2. Download the install package which was provided with your license.
  3. Ensure you have inserted your licensed USB device in the PC. You can double check that your license is on the USB device by viewing the contents of your device. The Scan2CAD license is in a folder named ‘Do not delete’
  4. Launch the install package.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to continue through the screens. Enter your installation code when prompted. This is the 2 digit code which was provided with your license details.
  6. You will see an ‘installation successful’ screen. Select ‘Finish’.
  7. Launch the newly created Scan2CAD application.

This completes your installation on a ‘secondary’ PC. There is no need to enter your serial number. If you are requested for your serial number it will be because the application can not find your license on your USB device.

Moving your license to another USB device

You can of-course move your license to another USB device if you wish. This can not be done by simply copy and pasting the license file nor by uninstalling the application.

For a step-by-step guide on how to transfer your license to a new USB device please see: → How To Transfer Your License To Another PC

 

Looking after your license

Please take note of the following points to look after your license.

  • Please keep a copy of your license serial number and installation code in a safe place for your records and future reference.
  • You must deactivate your license before wiping your USB stick.
  • You should take care not to physically damage or loose your USB stick.
  • Do not delete your license file.
  • You require read and write privileges to run Scan2CAD and access the license file – on some user’s PC this will require running as administrator.
  • If in doubt, please feel free to contact Scan2CAD support we are here to help.

About Subription Licenses

The above information is relevant for your license whether it is a ‘lifetime’ or ‘subscription’ license. Please bear the following additional information in mind:

  • Subscription licenses verify that your license is valid by regularly checking the license server (across the internet.) You should ensure you have internet access when you launch the application.
  • You can upgrade, downgrade, cancel or renew your license at your account
  • A subscription license is not suitable for a PC which does not have regular internet access. In those cases we would recommend a lifetime license.
  • If your recurring payment for a subscription license is declined or canceled, your license will expire and you will not be able to launch the software. You can always update your payment details in your account

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