Licensing Utility

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Licensing Summary License Options CrypKey Licensing Software Permanent Standalone License Temporary Standalone License Setting up Network License Issuing Network License Licensing Utility Licensing Transfer

Latest SysCAD Version: 31 May 2024 - SysCAD 9.3 Build 139.35544

Using License Utility

The license utility can be used to issue Stand-alone Software License or Network License.

  • The license utility allows license management without full installation of SysCAD.
  • The license utility is often used when user has multiple software licenses with different options.
  • The license utility can be found in the SysCAD install folder under \Setup\LicensingUtility, OR
  • The license utility can be downloaded separately from

License Authorisation using Licensing Utility

The user can issue a license directly from the Licensing Utility SysCAD.exe which by default is installed to the folder C:\SysCADXXX\License.

  • The License Utility can be located in alternative folders (including network folders for network licenses).
  • To create an alternative folder for the license see Set up an alternate license folder for more information.

To issue a SysCAD license using the License Utility file, in the chosen license folder

  • Double click on LicenseUtilityicon.png to open the SysCAD License Utility application.
  • After the utility has checked that the correct version of Crypkey software is operating correctly, it will open the SysCAD License Utility dialog box.
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Click the "License Authorisation" button to open the "License Authorisation" dialog box.
  • Copy and email the site code to [email protected], this Site Code is a unique code generated when License Authorisation is requested.
  • KWA Kenwalt will issue a corresponding Site Key based on the license agreement and email this back to the user.
  • Once the user has received the Site Key enter this in the License Authorisation dialog and press update.
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  • The site code should remain the same if started from the same location Button Small 2.png until the Site Key is updated.
  • When entering the site key, make sure the license Authorisation is started from the same location Button Small 2.png as when the site code was obtained.

After the license has been updated successfully, user can click on the license information button to obtain information on the current license.

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To check the license information such as what license options is granted, time restrictions and so on, please click on the "License Information" button.

NOTE: It is a good idea to include a screen print of the License Information (Button Small 3.png) when sending emails to the SysCAD team to troubleshoot license issues, as this dialog box will provide a number of important licensing information.

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To bring up the license menu commands, please click on the "More License Options" button.

Set up an alternate license folder

The license can be located on any folder on the PC. It is strongly recommended that you select a folder location that is unlikely to be moved, overwritten or deleted.

Typical steps for setting this up are:

  1. Create a folder (e.g. “…\SysCADLicense”) in a “safe” location that is unlikely to be moved or deleted.
  2. The two files required in this folder are crp32002.ngn and the License Utility syscad.exe. The Crypkey Service installation files "setupex.exe" and "cks.exe" are usually also copied to this folder. A typical option is to copy the contents from the licensing utility folder (\SysCADXXX\Setup\LicensingUtility) to the folder that has been created.
  3. For a new installation, follow instruction given in License Authorisation using Licensing Utility
  4. If you already have a SysCAD license, you will need to transfer the license from the original location to this new folder. The procedure to transfer a license is described in Licensing Transfer.