Updating Portable Licenses
When you renew your maintenance, we send you a new license file. This file will enable future versions of SIMetrix up until the time when your maintenance expires. That way you only need a new license once a year, not every time a new version is released.
Below we explain how to install the new license when you receive it.
You receive a new license when maintenance is renewed to enable future versions. If you choose not to renew your maintenance, your old license will continue to work with your existing SIMetrix or SIMetrix/SIMPLIS version. Except in exceptional circumstances, we always issue non-expiring licenses.
You must be logged in with administrator privilege to install licenses. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 and have "User Account Control" enabled you must start SIMetrix in Administrator mode by right clicking the SIMetrix icon and selecting "Run as Administrator". You must do this even if you are logged in as an administrator.
- Start SIMetrix then select menu Help | Reinstall License.... OK message box.
- Restart SIMetrix
- Select Standalone or Portable when asked for the license type. Press Close
- Press Install License...
- Locate the license we sent you on your system. Press Open to accept file
- Press Close
- SIMetrix should now start normally
You will not need to repeat this procedure until your maintenance is next renewed.