Activating a Standalone License

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--This article applies to the following GoldSim product versions: 10.5 (SP6 or later), 11.0 (update 8 or later), and 11.1 (update 4 or later)--

This section describes how to activate a GoldSim Standalone License (Desktop or Enterprise). The instructions below assume that you have an internet connection on the computer where you have installed GoldSim. If you do not have an internet connection, contact your License Administrator or GoldSim Technology Group.

There are two types of Standalone licenses: Desktop Standalone licenses, and Enterprise Standalone licenses. Desktop Standalone licenses limit the number of license transfers (to 6 per year).  Enterprise Standalone licenses allow an unlimited number of transfers.

When you open an unlicensed copy of GoldSim, you will see the following dialog:


To activate a Standalone license, press the Activate Standalone License button. You will see the dialog below:


An Activation ID should have been provided to you (or your License Administrator) via email. The Activation ID is a 32-digit code (8 groups of 4 digits each, separated by hyphens) that is used to activate your license. To avoid errors, rather than typing the Activation ID in by hand, it is suggested that you copy your Activation ID (highlight it and press Ctrl+C) from the email that you received and paste it (Ctrl+V) into the Activation ID field:


After doing so, click the Activate button.  You will momentarily see a progress dialog while GoldSim carries out the activation. If your license activation was successful, you will see the following message dialog:


When you click OK, GoldSim should open.

After successful activation, you can check your license details by selecting Help|Licensing… from the main GoldSim menu. This will open the GoldSim License Manager:


In this dialog, you can see details about your license. The middle section, Local License Management, displays your Activation ID, the Product name, the Latest Supported Version, the Licensee organization and the Expiration date of the license.

You can use any version of GoldSim including and prior to the Latest Supported Version with your GoldSim license.  Note, however, that the licensing system described here only supports GoldSim 10.5 and later.  If you need to use a version of GoldSim previous to 10.5, contact GoldSim Technology Group.

Although GoldSim licenses are perpetual, they still expire (typically after one year) and must be re-activated annually (at no charge).  GoldSim will send reminders to your License Administrator several months prior to the Expiration date listed in the dialog.

If you ever need to provide your Activation ID to GoldSim Technology Group or to someone within your organization, you can copy the Activation ID to the clipboard using the copy button in the GoldSim License Manager dialog located to the immediate right of the Activation ID:



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