VisualApplets 3 Licenses


For using VisualApplets, you need a VisualApplets license.

The license is stored on a CodeMeter hardware dongle. Without access to a dongle with appropriate license, your VisualApplets installation works in demo mode.

There are two ways of licensing your software:
  • Stand-alone License (local dongle)
  • Floating license (network dongle)

Upgrade to VisualApplets 3: Coming from VisualApplets 2, you need to upgrade your license to VisualApplets 3. However, no new dongle device is required. You can use the dongle hardware you used with VisualApplets 2 (see below).



Using the Stand-Alone License

Requirements:

  • Make sure you have the VisualApplets dongle that contains your VisualApplets license available. You receive this dongle directly from Silicon Software.

To use VisualApplets with a local license:

  1. Put the VisualApplets dongle containing your VisualApplets license into a free USB slot of your PC.

  2. You don't need to restart your PC. Just (re)start VisualApplets. Without any additional entries you are able to start working with VisualApplets.


Extensions: How to update your dongle with a new (extended) license, containing, for example, additional libraries or VisualApplets Embedder, see below.



Using the Floating License

Requirements:

  • Dongle: Make sure you have the VisualApplets dongle that contains your VisualApplets floating license available. You receive this dongle directly from Silicon Software.

  • License File: Make sure you have the VisualApplets license also available in *.txt format.


To use VisualApplets with floating license:

  1. Put the VisualApplets dongle that contains your VisualApplets floating license into a free USB slot of your network server.

  2. Install the CodeMeter User Runtime software to this network server. You can download the software from https://www.wibu.com/us/downloads-user-software.html.

  3. Save the license file *.txt to a place that is available from the local VisualApplets installation. (Save it either to a network server, or to the file system of each local machine.)

  4. On each local machine, set the following environment variables:

      VA_LICENSE_SERVER: Specify here the name of you network server.

      VA_LICENSE_FILE: Specify here the path to and the name of the license file *.txt.

Now, you can use the floating licenses on all local machines that have access to the network server and to the license file *.txt, and on which you have set the environment variables accordingly.


Change to number of users:
If you want to enlarge the number of users contained in your floating license, or if you want to upgrade from a local (node-locked) license to a floating license, please contact Silicon Software Support.

Extensions: How to update your dongle with a new (extended) license, containing, for example, additional libraries or VisualApplets Embedder, see below.


Extension Modules for VisualApplets 3

For VisualApplets 3, Silicon Software offers various extension modules which you can purchase separately in addition to the VisualApplets 3 license. Upon purchase of an extension, you receive a new license file for your individual dongle from Silicon Software that includes not only the license for VisualApplets, but also the license(s) for the extension(s) you have purchased. (see Updating your VisualApplets License below)


The following extension modules are available:

  • VisualApplets 3 Embedder
  • VisualApplets 3 Expert, containing
    • Debugging Module (Library Debugging)
    • Parameters Translation Module (Library Parameters)
    • Custom Operators Feature
    • TCL Scripting Feature (automatization of design creation and simulation)
  • Debugging Module (Library Debugging) (individual library license)
  • Parameters Translation Module (Library Parameters) (individual library license)
  • Segmentation and Classification Library (Blob) (individual library license)
  • JPEG Compression Library (individual library license)

Updating your VisualApplets License

If you have purchased VisualApplets Extensions, or if you come from VisualApplets 2 and want to use VisualApplets 3, you need to update your VisualApplets license on the dongle hardware.

To update your license, proceed the following steps:

  1. Request your license file from Silicon Software. Communicate your dongle number in your request message. Also communicate if you have purchased any VisualApplets Extensions.

  2. Store your individual license file on your file system.

  3. Insert the VisualApplets dongle into a free USB slot on your PC.

  4. Open VisualApplets 3 (in demo mode) and from the Tools menu, select menu item License Manager.

  5. The License Manager window opens:


    The components of the license stored on your dongle are displayed.

  6. Option: You may want to save a backup file of the license currently active on your dongle. To do so, use the Backup Dongle License button.

  7. Select the new License file from your file system.

  8. Use option Show features of this license file. Now, the components which are part of the new license are displayed. You can switch between the two radio buttons to compare the new license with the license that is currently active on your dongle.

  9. If you are satisfied with the contents of the new license file, click button Flash License to Dongle.


Library Licenses in VisualApplets 3

With VisualApplets 3, there are no runtime licenses required anymore.

Starting with the release of VisualApplets 3, Blob library and Compression library are provided to you as VisualApplets 3 extensions. Since VisualApplets release 3.1, also the Debugging library and the Parameters library are available as VisualApplets 3 extensions. For using these libraries in VisualApplets 3 designs, a one-time licensing is necessary. After purchase, you get a new VisualApplets license that contains the library license as a component.



Figure: Blob library and Compression library as components of the VisualApplets license file


For further information about VisualApplets licenses, please contact your local distributor.

All statements above are valid as per August 2018.

August 2018, VisualApplets Version 3.1


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