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MagicDraw licenses are locked to a particular computer using the network adapter’s MAC address. MagicDraw locks itself to the first MAC address in the list. On a Windows computer, the wireless is first by default. If you switch off the wireless, its MAC address is removed from the list and MagicDraw can no longer find it. In order to solve the invalid license problem, you need to change the network adapter order so that the LAN adapter is at the top of the adapters list. That way, the MAC address of the LAN adapter will always be the first in the list, even if you switch to the wireless connection.

To avoid this problem, you should configure your network settings to change the network adapters (connections) order on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 operating systems.

The following procedures explain how to configure your network settings on these operating systems:

Windows XP

  1. From the Control Panel, open the Network Connections dialog.
  2. On the Advanced menu, click Advanced Settings. The Advanced Settings dialog opens.
  3. Select the Adapters and Bindings tab, and, in the Connections list, select the LAN adapter and move it to the top of the list.

Windows Vista*

  1. From the Control Panel, open the Network and Internet dialog.
  2. Go to the Network and Sharing Center and, on the left side of the dialog, select Manage Network Connections.
  3. On the menu, select Advanced > Advanced Settings. The Advanced Settings dialog opens. Note: If you cannot see the menu bar,select Organize > Layout > Menu bar.
  4. Select the Adapters and Bindings tab, and, in the Connections list, select the LAN adapter and move it to the top of the list.

Windows 7*

  1. From the Control Panel, open the Network and Internet dialog.
  2. Go to the Network and Sharing Center and, on the left side of the dialog, select Change adapter settings.
  3. On the menu, select Advanced > Advanced Settings. The Advanced Settings dialog opens. Note: If you cannot see the menu bar,select Organize > Layout > Menu bar.
  4. Select the Adapters and Bindings tab, and, in the Connections list, select the LAN adapter and move it to the top of the list.

* Depending on your Windows configurations, the command sequence may be slightly different.

starting from MagicDraw v16.9 commercial licenses are locked to the particular machine. The activation process allows receiving the commercial license dedicated for the particular machine.

The commercial license activation is needed after the purchase transaction has been completed.

License activation can be completed from the Licence Manager dialog in the application. You may choose online activation and enable commercial licenses activated automatically.

Alternatively, you may select offline activation and then you will be required to enter a Host ID in the license owner account (login to www.nomagic.com and select License Activation Management menu item at the right side of page). You can then download the commercial activated license.

For MagicDraw, plugins and other products activation instructions refer to: http://www.nomagic.com/support/activation.html and chose "Particular Products Activation" section

Make sure that MagicDraw software and unlock key are the same version. If you install the latest software, you must get the latest version unlock keys.

After downloading MagicDraw, you will get an unlock key file to your mailbox.

1. Save this unlock key file, into the local file system before starting MagicDraw.

2. When starting MagicDraw for the first time you will be asked to browse for the unlock key file. Click the "..." button and select the file from the directory you saved the file.

3. System will automatically activate MagicDraw and you will be able to use it.

Unlock key is sent to you automatically by email (to the e-mail address which you provided registering to www.nomagic.com).

Installation on multiple machines is supported by the Mobile or Floating license.

More about Mobile User License could be found at
http://www.nomagic.com/support/sales-and-licensing/mobile-licensing.html

More about Floating License could be found at
http://www.nomagic.com/support/sales-and-licensing/floating-licensing.html

Note: The Seat license can be used by a single user on a single installation.

If you have any questions about the licensing or purchasing, please feel free to contact your account executive or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This is a known issue and we are investigating on it. So far we recommend modifying the server heart-beat option to release license in 15 minutes. You need to free inactive licenses by setting the time-out.

To set the time-out:

1. Open the FlexNet installation directory, find the cameo.opt file and open it for edit. If you cannot find the file, create a new file and save it as cameo.opt.

2. Add to this file the following line:

TIMEOUTALL 900

3. Place the cameo.opt file in the same directory with the cameo.exe file. For example, C:\Program Files (x86)\FlexNet Publisher License Server Manager\licenses\cameo.

4. In the VENDOR line of the license file specify the relative path to the cameo.opt file so that the FlexNet server could find it.

For example,
VENDOR cameo licenses/cameo/cameo licenses/cameo/cameo.opt PORT=1101

5. Restart the FlexNet server.

6. Open the cameo.log file to check that the cameo.opt file is added in the proper directory.

If the path to the file is like in the example of the 3rd step, you should see the corresponding text:
14:44:35 (cameo) Using options file: "licenses/cameo/cameo.opt"
14:44:35 (cameo) Server started on panda for: MagicDrawEnterprise
14:44:35 (cameo) EXTERNAL FILTERS are OFF
14:44:35 (cameo) ALL FEATURES: INACTIVITY TIMEOUT set to 900 seconds

For more information or a quote
please contact
sales@nomagic.com
or call +1-214-291-9100.