Tech Tuesday: How To Open the Software with Only Certain Products Activated

Posted August 13, 2019 5:30 pm   Published by    BobCAD-CAM ">

Tech Tuesday is a weekly blog that addresses some of the most common questions and concerns that I hear throughout the previous week from users of BobCAD’s CNC software. Both customers and future customers are more than welcome to leave a comment on what they would like to see covered for the following Tech Tuesday. If you missed last week’s Tech Tuesday, click here.

Today’s article is brief but walks you through how to limit the different modules that are available in BobCAD’s CAD-CAM software. This is particularly for users that own & use a network license. Network licenses allow the end-user to install the software on an unlimited number of computers on the network. You can restrict some of those products, allowing you to isolate the product modules that you choose.
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For example, let’s say there are certain stations that you only want to run 4 axis Professional. You would then limit the license accordingly. This makes it so the programmer is only using what they need, eliminating extraneous functions. To successfully limit your products, follow the steps below:
1. Close any open BobCAD-CAM/BobCAM software
2. Using Windows Explorer: Navigate to the “Data” folder for the software product you are wanting to alter, and enter the License directory
3. Open the BcLicense.ini file in a text editor like Notepad
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4. You can disable products by changing their value to “0” or you can enable products by setting their value to “1”
NOTE: You cannot enable products you do not own on your license. As a good practice, always make a backup of the BcLicense.ini file prior to making any alterations. Thank you again for reading another Tech Tuesday; see you next week!

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